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High altitude symptoms

Postby Indrajala » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:30 pm

Next month I'll be flying into to Leh, Ladakh, which is 3524 meters above sea-level. While I've never experienced altitude sickness before, this time it is a concern just because I am flying rather than driving into a high altitude location and will be remaining there for awhile.

In TB are there are precautions one can take? Also, is there any way of dealing with mild high altitude sickness symptoms?
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Re: High altitude symptoms

Postby Tara » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:47 am

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Re: High altitude symptoms

Postby Malcolm » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:27 am

Huseng wrote:Next month I'll be flying into to Leh, Ladakh, which is 3524 meters above sea-level. While I've never experienced altitude sickness before, this time it is a concern just because I am flying rather than driving into a high altitude location and will be remaining there for awhile.

In TB are there are precautions one can take? Also, is there any way of dealing with mild high altitude sickness symptoms?


A common medicine people take if they are having problems with altitude is "Dali Chudrug". It is very effective, if a bit diuretic.

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Re: High altitude symptoms

Postby Indrajala » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:20 am

Namdrol wrote:
Huseng wrote:Next month I'll be flying into to Leh, Ladakh, which is 3524 meters above sea-level. While I've never experienced altitude sickness before, this time it is a concern just because I am flying rather than driving into a high altitude location and will be remaining there for awhile.

In TB are there are precautions one can take? Also, is there any way of dealing with mild high altitude sickness symptoms?


A common medicine people take if they are having problems with altitude is "Dali Chudrug". It is very effective, if a bit diuretic.

N


I imagine I could purchase this in Ladakh pretty easily?
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Re: High altitude symptoms

Postby Malcolm » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:01 pm

Huseng wrote:
Namdrol wrote:
Huseng wrote:Next month I'll be flying into to Leh, Ladakh, which is 3524 meters above sea-level. While I've never experienced altitude sickness before, this time it is a concern just because I am flying rather than driving into a high altitude location and will be remaining there for awhile.

In TB are there are precautions one can take? Also, is there any way of dealing with mild high altitude sickness symptoms?


A common medicine people take if they are having problems with altitude is "Dali Chudrug". It is very effective, if a bit diuretic.

N


I imagine I could purchase this in Ladakh pretty easily?


Very easily. You probably won't have much trouble if you relax for a few days. I never had any trouble in Lhasa, etc.
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Re: High altitude symptoms

Postby Indrajala » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:21 pm

Namdrol wrote:Very easily. You probably won't have much trouble if you relax for a few days. I never had any trouble in Lhasa, etc.


Oh good. Yeah, I've heard the same. It is just a matter of taking it easy the first few days and not doing anything physically strenuous.

If I have any health problems I'll be able to consult with Tibetan docs up there. I'll be there for about five months.
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Re: High altitude symptoms

Postby Malcolm » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:38 pm

Huseng wrote:
Namdrol wrote:Very easily. You probably won't have much trouble if you relax for a few days. I never had any trouble in Lhasa, etc.


Oh good. Yeah, I've heard the same. It is just a matter of taking it easy the first few days and not doing anything physically strenuous.

If I have any health problems I'll be able to consult with Tibetan docs up there. I'll be there for about five months.


Like Chaz said, being well hydrated is important. Don't drink much alchohol, it goes to your head faster at altitude. Don't try to push yourself. That being said, I have climbed up 14,500 foot mountains with a 101 temperature without any ill effect.
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Re: High altitude symptoms

Postby Will » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:50 pm

Huseng: I'll be there for about five months.


Hope your video travel diary will be shared here.
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Re: High altitude symptoms

Postby Indrajala » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:48 pm

Will wrote:
Huseng: I'll be there for about five months.


Hope your video travel diary will be shared here.


I'll be in meditation retreat, so might not have so much to share. :smile:
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