By Stephen, M.D. Bezruchka

Most folks would not think carefully approximately occasional complications, lack of urge for food, or drowsiness. yet at excessive altitudes they aren't to be missed. they're early indicators of altitude disorder, a possibly lethal imbalance that may have an effect on hikers, skiers, mountain climbers, and someone touring above 7,000 toes (2,000 meters). This publication enables you to realize and reply to altitude ailment. In an easy-to-use structure, it describes the acclimatization technique and what can get it wrong, after which offers uncomplicated tools of analysis and remedy. It additionally addresses people with pre-existing medical conditions, and offers sensible info on getting ready for and adapting to altitude. With case stories and important tables, Altitude disorder is needed packing for someone heading to excessive state.

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