Monday, February 15, 2010

A Pharmacist Gives Advice About High-Altitude Travel

If you have a ski trip or other trek to a high-altitude destination planned, this article will help you be prepared. Most of the time, high-altitude travel presents mild and short-lived symptoms, but if you are one of the unlucky ones that gets more uncomfortable, your doctor can help.

This article discusses two prescription medications that can be used for high-altitude symptoms, including side effects of the medications and what to do about them.

You will also learn what OTC medication can be taken for symptoms and who might need to take special precautions when traveling to high altitudes.

Knowing the symptoms of hypokalemia (low potassium) is important for everyone, even those who do not plan high-altitude travel. This article will tell you what to watch for and it lists a few high-potassium-content foods.

Read the entire article here: A Pharmacist Gives Advice About High-Altitude Travel

Princeton University has a good guide to high altitudes and how to acclimate to them. In addition to other good information, it tells what causes the symptoms and gives other good information about treatment, prevention, and cure of high-altitude illness.

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