Category Archives for Acclimatization

Acute Mountain Sickness on Kilimanjaro – Academic Studies

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) – also know as altitude sickness and altitude illness – is a pathological effect on humans caused by going to high altitudes too fast, where lower levels in oxygen

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Using Diamox on Kilimanjaro – Yay or Nay?

Acetazolamide, or what is commonly sold under the trade name Diamox, is a drug that is used for various medical treatments – including glaucoma, sleep apnea, epilepsy and hypertension. It is also used

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Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness on Kilimanjaro

High altitude trekking comes with obvious risks. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) (aka altitude sickness or altitude illness) and its severe variants, High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude

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High Altitude Cerebral Edema – HACE

High Altitude Cerebral Edema, known for short as HACE, is a condition associated with severe Acute Mountain Sickness. It is caused when one ascends too high, too quickly. The increase in pressure results

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High Altitude Pulmonary Edema – HAPE

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) is a condition associated with Acute Mountain Sickness and occurs because of fluid build up in the lungs. HAPE almost always occurs because of ascending too high,

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Acute Mountain Sickness Symptoms

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is caused when the body has not had enough time to adapt to the reduced levels of oxygen at higher altitudes. People typically start experiencing Acute Mountain Sickness symptoms

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