Incidence of Altitude Sickness
many people are affected by altitude sickness?
The potential market is the 30 million annual visitors to high
altitude in the US and Canada. Almost 27 million or 90% of mountain travelers experience some form of altitude
illness. From 8 -12 million (25-40%) will experience the more severe condition of Acute Mountain Sickness, AMS.
Worldwide it is reported that there over 50 million annual mountain visitors. The AMP Solution
The US military has reported problems with Acute Mountain Sickness in Afghanistan. At least 12% of Medivac
evacuations are for acute mountain sickness.
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