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The Height of Feeling Lousy

What to do for altitude sickness

(HealthDayNews) -- Are you headed for a high-altitude ski holiday or other elevated adventure?

Don't be surprised if you feel a little woozy for the first few days. The higher you go, the lower the levels of oxygen and humidity. This may leave you with a variety of symptoms such as nausea, insomnia, diarrhea, constipation, headache, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, fatigue, cough, restlessness, and rapid heartbeat.

To minimize altitude sickness, doctors at Aspen Valley Hospital recommend you:

  • Eat lightly and drink lots of water.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Heed your body's cues and cut down on your activity level if you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms.
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