Latest High Altitude Medicine Stories
Although acetazolamide is widely prescribed to prevent and treat acute mountain sickness (AMS), the appropriate dose at which it is effective and safe has not been clearly defined.
Twenty years of mortality data from counties across the United States led to the striking discovery that living at higher altitudes may be a risk factor for suicide.
Former tennis champion Martina Navratilova was hospitalized for pulmonary edemaâ€”fluid build-up in the lungsâ€”while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, drawing attention to the high risk of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude pulmonary edema among climbers of high peaks.
Climbers of high peaks such as Mount Kilimanjaro are at high risk for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
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