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What are symptoms of mild altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness?

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Symptoms of mild altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Sleep problems
  • Swelling of arms and legs
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "High Altitude Illness: How to Avoid It and How to Treat It."

CDC: "Altitude Illness."

American Heart Association: "High Altitude Sickness."

American College of Emergency Physicians: "Getting High: AMS, HACE, and HAPE."

Schimelpfenig, T. , Stackpole Books, 1991. NOLS Wilderness First Aid

Weiss, E. , Adventure Medical Kits, 2005. A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness Travel

International Society of Mountain Medicine: "An Altitude Tutorial."

Altitude/Mountain Sickness Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "High Altitude Illness: How to Avoid It and How to Treat It."

CDC: "Altitude Illness."

American Heart Association: "High Altitude Sickness."

American College of Emergency Physicians: "Getting High: AMS, HACE, and HAPE."

Schimelpfenig, T. , Stackpole Books, 1991. NOLS Wilderness First Aid

Weiss, E. , Adventure Medical Kits, 2005. A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness Travel

International Society of Mountain Medicine: "An Altitude Tutorial."

Altitude/Mountain Sickness Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

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