Altitude sickness

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What is altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect people at high altitude (typically above 8,000 feet or 2,400 meters). Symptoms range from mild to life-threatening, and can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Common symptoms reported by people with altitude sickness

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with altitude sickness

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Compare treatments taken by people with altitude sickness

Let’s build this page together! When you share what it’s like to have altitude sickness through your profile, those stories and data appear here too.

Got a question about living with altitude sickness? Members in the forum might have the answers.

Who has altitude sickness on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 1
40s 3
50s 4
60s 4
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 10

These charts show data from altitude sickness patients who have completed their condition history
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