Altitude sickness is very common if you are travelling to a height more than 8000 feet , places like Ooty and Nathu La Pass , Sikkim . Some of the signs and symptoms are
- Vomiting or Nausea
- Loss of energy
- Breathing problem
Here are few tips to prevent altitude sickness while climbing the mountains
- The most important tip is never climb mountains empty stomach.
- Drink a lot of water to keep your body hydrated to adjust with the low humidity in the high altitude.
- Keep chewing gums, toffees, biscuits, water bottles and few medicines (medicines of vomiting, headache, cough and cold, fever etc.) because it helps a lot when suffering from altitude sickness.
- Children and people who have breathing problems have to be taken special care of. Those who are suffering from Asthma do not forget to take inhalers along.
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Take care and have a happy journey!!