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Altitude Sickness

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Altitude Sickness

I am travelling to Nepal shortly. I am doing a guided Trek through the Anapurna region. I believe the highest point we climb is Poon Hill which I believe to be around 3600 mt. I suffer from an irregular heart beat but am on medication to control this. Do I have any concerns with altitude sickness at this height? Should I be doing altitude training? I am currently training every day for fitness.

Juliet

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11. Re: Altitude Sickness

www.ismmed.org/index.php/altitude.html…

and here:

ismmed.org/index.php/…

as we've written above are the accredited links about mountain medicine.

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12. Re: Altitude Sickness

The "scientific review page" is a commercial text : no author , not published as far as I can see. One of the key statements is that older are more prone to AMS , specialist consensus is the opposite.

If you want high quality scence texts, with sources , the top two sites are the CDC advisory ( http://korta.nu/cdcalt ) , and the evidence based guidelines from Wilderness Medical Society ( http://korta.nu/wem ) . The ISMM advice is also top notch , but provides less explanations and no sources.

The active ingredient touted here is acetylcystein , a well known medicine for other purposes. Not mentioned in the AMS context in the one specialist publication that exists , High Altitude Medicine & Biology ( http://online.liebertpub.com/ham )

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13. Re: Altitude Sickness

as I thought. Thanks for all that info.

14. Re: Altitude Sickness

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