High Altitude Can Cause Mild Headaches, But Also Can Result In Life-Threatening Conditions
Other Symptoms Are Sleep Disorders, Digestive Issues, And Fast Breathing, And Fast Heart Rate
Altitude sickness occurs due to the lack of oxygen and low pressure in high altitude places. Symptoms can be as mild as an uncomfortable headache and nausea, to a life-threatening condition. Other symptoms are sleep disorders, dehydration, and fast breathing. Among the most serious conditions are HAPE, which is pulmonary edema, in which fluid buildups in the lungs, and HACE, cerebral edema, a swelling of the brain. The previous conditions are life-threatening. There is also HARH, retinal hemorrhages, which can affect vision permanently, and acute altitude sickness, which occurs on a quick ascent over 7,00 feet, which causes headaches, digestive issues, and weakness. The risk of suffering from these conditions increases with pulmonary hypertension, atherosclerosis, and diabetes. Additional information click here.