How to overcome altitude sickness
• How to overcome altitude sickness
More recently, the world has stirred up the sad news of the climber-vegetarians, who died from altitude sickness. Unfortunately, the media have missed the fact that she has managed to conquer the top 4 without any problems - most likely, vegetarianism was not the cause of her death. Altitude sickness itself is very dangerous if you are going to the mountains, here's what you should do without fail.
Tune in to the correct ground under the power ascension. More carbohydrates, less fat. Why? To burn fat and gain energy the body spends more oxygen. There is no "magic diet" does not exist: just make sure to throw up the carbohydrates in your furnace, even when the appetite is completely absent.
The sleeping bag
Highlands makes inexperienced tourists to spend a lot of time in tents and sleeping bags. Guess what? This works against the natural process of acclimatization. When you lie, your body increases blood flow to the heart. This, in turn, increases the loss of fluid through the kidneys - roughly speaking, you're more likely to go to the toilet. As a consequence - hello, dehydration. If the weather conditions are so severe that it is impossible to be outside just - get busy. Prepare a tea, play cards, take a couple of entries in the log. Sleep preplanned amount of time, no more.
Sherpas believe that garlic helps to quickly acclimatize to the altitude. Who is going to argue with the whole nation, conducting all his life in the mountains? Of course, the company after eating garlic in a tent - is not the best. But health is more expensive.
A recent study by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology showed that the nitrate in beetroot juice relaxes the blood vessels. It may be a good prevention of altitude sickness.
Dehydration can turn altitude sickness in mortal danger. Inadequate hydration impairs the body's ability to regulate the internal temperature and acidity. Make a plan of water consumption and follow him, even if you drink do not want to.
Strange, but some really drag with alcohol. It - respiratory suppressant that can at times to increase the body's oxygen starvation. In addition, alcohol speeds up the overall body dehydration.
Organize your dream. Get up early and walk as much as planned the previous evening. We have already written about the fact that it is not necessary to spend a lot of time lying down. Lose it to sleep when you are going to conquer the mountain - even more short-sighted.