is Altitude Sickness?
High altitude visitors frequently get sick in the mountains. Many don’t even know the
cause. If you have ever had any of the following you probably experienced an altitude
Acute Mountain Sickness
These symptoms are caused by the
decreased atmospheric oxygen pressure at higher elevations. If you have had altitude sickness once you are likely
to have it again. Get help before you return to the mountains to assure your comfort and enjoyable stay.
the AMP Solution
Almost everyone (90%) is affected
in someway at altitudes of 9000 feet and 25-40% of those will develop Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or a more severe forms of altitude illness.
Severe cases may lead to High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or High Altitude Cerebral Edema and possibly
by MDW - 10.03.10