Preparing For Altitude Sickness - Quest Horizon Safaris

Preparing For Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sicknessdescribes several symptoms that happen to your body when you’re exposed to a higher elevation. If you are heading toClimbing Mount Kilimanjaro, may feel like headache, dizziness, throwing up, shortness of breath and faster heart rate, etc. overall not feeling good to continue with your climb to more height and these are light altitude sickness. If you develop more complicated altitude sickness, you may feel out of breath, coughing that won’t stop tightness in the chest, seeing double and trouble in walking however the symptoms can vary person to person.

Here are a few tips that can help to prevent yourself Preparing For Altitude Sickness:

Climb Slowly: Your body needs at least 2-3 days to adjust with the changes so it’s better to Climb Slowerat the initial 2-3 days of your climbing and most importantly if you are doing it for the first time.

Eat carbs: Give your body a lot of energy through consuming food that includes carbs. Just pack plenty of snacks that include carbs and you can also add a lot of whole grains.

Avoid alcohol: Avoid any kind of beverage that has alcoholic portion, cigarettes and sleeping pills at the high altitudes.

Drink water: Drink a lot of water and keep yourself hydrated.

Take it easy: Climb at a pace that is comfortable for you, don’t do it faster if you don’t feel comfortable.

Medication: Acetazolamide is a medication typically used to treat glaucoma but because of the way it works it can be helpful in preventing Altitude Sickness.

These are the main key to preventing Altitude Sickness While Climbing Kilimanjaro is taking your time and be conscious about your Health& Safety On Kilimanjaro.