Stanford study: Ibuprofen reduces altitude sickness Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:02 am
"A really nasty hangover" is how Stanford's Dr. Grant Lipman describes the feeling of acute mountain sickness, also called altitude sickness -- symptoms can include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite.
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Posted by dehydration, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:02 am
The biggest problem that tourists have with high altitude is dehydration. You should drink 2 or 3 times your normal water intake for at least the first couple of days above 12,000 feet. I wouldn't start taking drugs unless you've had medical problems in the past.
Posted by rem, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:26 am rem is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
I AGREE with "dehydration" 100 percent. WATER - WATER - WATER.
I have picked people up at the Colorado Springs Colorado Airport and the first thing I do after the hugging is give them a bottle of WATER.
I have taken people to the top of PIKES PEAK and I give them a litter of water and tell them to "kill it off" BEFORE we get to the top (14,500 ft)
Of course I have an Uncle who when I give him water will say "No, I'm a coffee drinking" and will complain of a headache the whole first few days he is here... That is until his wife makes his drink a bottle or two every day!!!!
Oh by the way water is cheap tooo..
I have a suggest - Don''t knock the water recommendation UNITL YOU TRY IT......
Oh by the way - 2 litters a day will keep kidney stones away tooo... That is from my doctor....