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Symptoms of Acute mountain sickness

Symptoms of Acute mountain sickness: Introduction

Symptoms of acute mountain sickness can vary in nature and intensity depending on the individual, general health and medical history, what type of altitude a person normally lives at, and how rapidly and high the person ascended in altitude.

Symptoms mild to moderate acute mountain sickness include shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, headache, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, and rapid pulse.

Symptoms of more severe cases of acute mountain sickness include these symptoms and additional symptoms. Symptoms of cerebral edema include confusion, memory loss, hallucinations, restlessness, anxiety, staggering gait, and an alteration in consciousness.

Symptoms of severe cases of acute mountain sickness that lead to pulmonary edema include chest congestion, chest pain, increasingly severe shortness of breath, gasping, wheezing, and a wet cough that brings up frothy phlegm. Phlegm may be pink or blood tinged. Grey skin, paleness, or cyanosis, a bluish discoloration of the lips and skin, may also occur.

In severe cases of acute mountain sickness, respiratory distress, coma, and death can occur if a person is not immediately evacuated to a lower altitude and treated with oxygen and other emergency treatments....more about Acute mountain sickness »

Symptoms of Acute mountain sickness

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Acute mountain sickness includes the 13 symptoms listed below:

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Acute mountain sickness as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Acute mountain sickness, it is also important to consider Acute mountain sickness as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Acute mountain sickness may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Acute mountain sickness. This signs and symptoms information for Acute mountain sickness has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Acute mountain sickness signs or Acute mountain sickness symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Acute mountain sickness may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Acute mountain sickness symptoms.

 

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