amplogo1

amp logo1

 

Altitude Sickness   

  AMP altitude sickness

  Print This Page

 Add To Favorites

  
What 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 illness.

 

Acute Mountain Sickness Symptoms

 

  • Severe headaches (hangover like)
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Weakness and Fatigue
  • Dizziness and Disorientation
  • Difficulty Breathing

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 death.

by MDW - 10.03.10

Back to Top

Altitude sickness mouthpiece logo 

###