5 Steps to Prevent Altitude Sickness

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Natural remedies for altitude sickness

1. Acclimation: Prepare your body before your trip to prevent altitude sickness. After arrival at high altitude, for the first few days, limit physical activity. If you are skiing or hiking spend your first days mid-mountain so your body can acclimate. At minimum, spend your first few evenings sleeping at lower altitude.

2. Hydration: Drink lots of water, 3 to 4 quarts a day, dehydration will quickly ruin an otherwise perfect vacation

3. Carbohydrates: It takes your body more energy to burn fat. Even if you stay away from carbs in your everyday life, eat small portions of carbohydrates frequently at altitude. This will keep your electrolytes balanced and your energy up.

4. Vitamin supplements: If you start natural remedy for altitude sickness early, you can feel as healthy as the people who live year-round at altitude. Reduce wasted vacation days from altitude sickness without the side effects of pharmaceuticals. FLYGOOD is a multi-vitamin that has all of the natural remedies for altitude sickness in one package.

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5. No depressants: Tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and sleeping pills are depressants that reduce your respiration drive. This particularly effects your body during sleep, resulting in insomnia and poor body repair at night.

One last thought: “Get out of your bag”
In high, cold conditions, campers tend to spend a lot of time horizontal in a tent, but that works against acclimatization. When you’re lying down, your body increases blood flow to the heart, which in turn increases fluid loss through the kidneys—basically, you pee more. This can make you dehydrated. If weather forces you inside, make hot drinks, play cards, write in your journal—and get a normal amount of sleep. – OUTDOOR MAGAZINE

There are natural remedies for altitude sickness. Follow the steps above and thrive at high elevation like an experienced hiker or, dare I say, a sherpa. Green Mountain with snowy tips, natural remedies for altitude sickness

2 replies on “5 Steps to Prevent Altitude Sickness

  • Ann

    Above all, be prepared! Without thinking, I made my bi-monthly donation at the blood bank two weeks before my trip to CO. So, it made sense that I had my first case of altitude sickness in all of the years that I have been making this trip. Next time, I will wait until I return home to donate!

    • flightamin

      Thanks for the great comment and props to you for being a donor! After donating blood, plasma will replenish after about 24 hours, but it typically takes at least 6 weeks to rebuild your red blood cell count. Flygood can help but it’s certainly not a blood substitute.

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