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Glossary for Mountain sickness

  • Acute mountain sickness: A condition that occurs when an un-acclimatized person climbs to high altitudes.
  • Alcohol intoxication: excess intake of alcohol can lead to serious consequences
  • Alkalosis: Blood alkalinity levels too high (opposite of acidosis)
  • Cerebral edema: is the presence of excess fluid within either the cells or the extracellular tissues of the brain
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Congestive Heart Failure: Inadequate pumping and decline of heart function common in the elderly.
  • Dehydration: Loss of fluids in the body
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness
  • Drug abuse: Addiction to any of various illicit drugs.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • High altitude pulmonary edema: Lung condition related to high altitude.
  • Lethargy: feeling of tiredness
  • Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  • Migraine: Chronic recurring headaches with or without a preceding aura.
  • Other conditions resulting from external causes: Medical conditions caused by some external event, such as in the environment.
  • Pulmonary edema: Severe condition of excess fluid in the lungs.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Sepsis: The presence of pathological micro-organisms in the blood
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Stroke: Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.
  • Tension headache: Tension-type headaches can be episodic or chronic.Episodic tension-type headaches are defined as tension-type headaches occurring fewer than 15 days a month, whereas chronic tension headaches occur 15 days or more a month for at least 6 months. Tension-type headaches can last from minutes to days, months or even years, though a typical tension headache lasts 4-6 hours.


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