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More choices for patients: Looking beyond acetazolamide to deal with high altitude sickness
 

More choices for patients: Looking beyond acetazolamide to deal with high altitude sickness

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High altitude illness is an acute situation caused by exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude, for which patients are usually prescribed acetazolamide. What are some other options to deal with this?
 
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12 Nov 2016 - General
 
Mountain sickness or high attitude sickness is a common problem for many travellers. The more we go upward, the less is the oxygen concentration. The atmospheric pressure is also low. Our body is not habituated with that kind of atmosphere . So, the change in atmosphere, produce a series of events. There are some drugs which can help us to cope up with the situation and prevent mountain sickness. Acetazolamide is the drug of choice and now we are getting some more drugs in the list. Hope it wi...
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