Medicine and mechanisms in altitude sickness. Recommendations.

  title={Medicine and mechanisms in altitude sickness. Recommendations.},
  author={John H. Coote},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={20 3},
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) has long been recognised as a potentially life-threatening condition afflicting otherwise healthy normal individuals who ascend rapidly to high altitude where the partial pressure of oxygen (pO2) in the air is reduce. The symptoms of AMS (e.g. headache, poor appetite and nausea, fatigue and weakness, dizziness or light-headedness and poor sleep) are probably a consequence of disturbances in fluid balance brought about by severe tissue hypoxia. AMS can be prevented… CONTINUE READING