High altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is always taken place in some high altitude places. It is a common reaction for people’s body to adapt to the high-level environment. High altitude sickness is caused by the low oxygen content and low air pressure. When someone is suffering from the high altitude sickness, he must take the right actions to release the symptoms as soon as possible, or it will be more serious, even make one’s life in danger.
As the Roof of the World, Tibet has become a hot tourist destination for international travelers. In recent years, more and more travelers head to Tibet to explore the natural scenery and traditional Tibetan cultures. However, due to the high altitude in Tibet, many tourists are worried about whether they will suffer from the high altitude sickness or not. In fact, if you do lots of preparations before heading to Tibet, you have no need to worry about the high altitude sickness when traveling to Tibet. Here are pieces of advice about the high altitude sickness.
Symptoms of High Altitude Sickness
When you arrive at a certain height, you will feel uncomfortable due to the lack of oxygen and low pressure. Commonly, the symptoms of the high altitude sickness are listed as follows: a headache, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, panting, dizziness, hard breathing, vomiting, restlessness, chest distress, somnolence, abdominal distension, and so on. With the increase of the height, the symptoms of the high altitude sickness are more apparent. When your group member is suffering from the high altitude sickness, the emergency treatment is to take him to a lower altitude place. If he still feels uncomfortable, you’d better take him to the nearest hospital immediately.
Ways to Avoid High Altitude Sickness
High altitude sickness can be relieved if you take the right actions. There are some ways to avoid the high altitude sickness.
Before Traveling to Tibet
Before you get to Tibet, you should keep regular daily exercises and keep healthy. Climbing mountain is the best way for travelers to keep fit. Not only can you strengthen your physical condition, but also you can adapt to the high altitude sickness easily. Try to consult your doctors before heading to Tibet. Take some medicines such as Nifedipinum, Nuodikang Capsules, and Suoluomabao Capsules. You’d better take a train to Tibet, instead of taking a flight to Tibet. The duration time of the Tibet train is long, thus you have a lot of time to adapt to the high altitude sickness.
During Tibet Tour
When you arrive in Lhasa, Tibet, you’d better stay in Lhasa for several days. Lhasa is a good place for travelers to go. Not only can you visit some famous Tibetan attractions, but also you can have enough time to adapt to the high altitude sickness. Try to avoid having a bath when your first day in Lhasa, because catching a cold will make your sickness more serious. You also need to avoid fierce activities such as jumping and running. Eating more vegetables and fruits is good for your health.