14 Treatments for Acute Mountain Sickness

Overview

Hikers, skiers and adventurers who travel to high altitudes can sometimes develop acute mountain sickness, also referred to as altitude sickness or high altitude pulmonary edema. It typically occurs at about 8,000 feet or 2,400 meters above sea l[read article]

Tests for Acute Mountain Sickness

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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Medical Procedures for Acute Mountain Sickness

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Red blood cells travel throughout your body, carrying necessary nutrients and gases where they need to go. One thing the red blood cells carry is oxygen, which your...  More
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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Assisted Breathing
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Maintain Adequate Hydration
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Prescribed Medications for Acute Mountain Sickness

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ACETAZOLAMIDE (a set a ZOLE a mide) is used to treat glaucoma and some seizure disorders. It may be used to treat edema or swelling from heart failure or from other...  More
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DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions tre...  More
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NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, wh...  More
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DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated incl...  More
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Self Care for Acute Mountain Sickness

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Climb Down to Lower Altitude
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Herbs and Supplements for Acute Mountain Sickness What's this?

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L-arginine was first isolated in 1886. In 1932, scientists learned that L-arginine is needed to create urea, a waste product that is necessary for toxic ammonia to ...  More
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