take my Breath Away!
You already know about AA, AAA, ABC, ADT and so on. If you are going to the mountains, you may want to add AMS. It means acute mountain sickness or more common, Altitude Sickness. You say, why do you get sick when I go on a journey of age – is not that just the bad vine? Think of it as a vaccine – like a trip to the Amazon. You would not think of going there, for example … thirty shots or more, right? So if you are going to the highlands, why not prevent the disease!
What causes high disease?
The mountain sights are really breathtaking. As you reach higher altitudes, the air pressure decreases so that each of the objects you pick up contains less oxygen, making you breathe more to get the oxygen you need. Of course, this happens when you practice walking any hill, but at low altitudes, it usually resolves shortness of breath after a short period of rest. Not so at high altitude.
With the lower amount of oxygen in your lungs, the blood becomes less effective in getting and transporting oxygen, so regardless of the number of breath you take, you are unlikely to get a normal blood level of oxygen. It takes your mind a few days to figure out that you should breathe more.
Although everyone reacts differently, anyone can get AMS, even those who are physically fit, and have a lot of experience at high altitudes, young or old, male or female.
The easiest way to prevent high disease
The most common reason for getting AMS is directly related to the speed at which you climb, so if you plan to hike, the best guarantee for you is to slow down. If this is not possible, at least you should know what to do and what to do, and you should be able to feel more quickly and avoid life-threatening forms. Drink plenty of fluids, exercise moderately, eat low-carbohydrate, low-fat meals and eat some herbs.
Other important steps to be taken include avoiding alcohol, sleeping pills and narcotic pain medication in more than modest doses.
Medical definitions of height ~
5000 – 11,500 feet
Very high height:
11,500 – 18 thousand feet
More than 18,000 feet
~ Signals that your mind has not yet realized that you are not at sea level ~
Fatigue or weakness
~ How to reduce the effects of AMS ~
Ascend slowly and let yourself adjust to each height.
Drink plenty of fluids – water and juice.
Reduce the amount of caffeine.
Eat a little fat and follow a high carbohydrate diet.
Come down! (But only if it was really bad).
What the doctor says ~
According to Dr. Lynn Dracos, an acupuncturist and oriental medicine doctor, Siberian ginseng must be controlled. It also suggests eating iron-rich foods, including molasses, green leafy vegetables, beets and red meat, to get the moisturizing value you give your body.
We have found that taking doses of antioxidants also seems helpful.