By Stephen, M.D. Bezruchka
Most folk would not think carefully approximately occasional complications, lack of urge for food, or drowsiness. yet at excessive altitudes they aren't to be neglected. they're early signs of altitude disorder, a almost certainly lethal imbalance which may impact hikers, skiers, mountain climbers, and someone touring above 7,000 toes (2,000 meters). This booklet lets you realize and reply to altitude disorder. In an easy-to-use layout, it describes the acclimatization technique and what can get it wrong, after which offers easy tools of analysis and therapy. It additionally addresses people with pre-existing medical conditions, and gives useful info on getting ready for and adapting to altitude. With case stories and beneficial tables, Altitude affliction is needed packing for an individual heading to excessive kingdom.
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