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What are the early signs and symptoms of altitude sickness?
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Early symptoms of acute mountain sickness are usually the following:
However, acute mountain sickness may be associated with any combination of the following symptoms:
What are the late symptoms of acute mountain sickness?
Late symptoms of acute altitude sickness include:
People with acute mountain sickness often attribute their symptoms to other causes such as an uncomfortable bed, bad food, or a hangover. However, it is important to recognize that these symptoms may indicate a high altitude illness.
What are the signs and symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema?
High-altitude pulmonary edema, an advanced form of altitude sickness, causes the following progression of symptoms to develop. The person may have:
The onset of high-altitude pulmonary edema can be gradual or sudden. High-altitude pulmonary edema typically occurs after more than one day spent at high altitude. High-altitude pulmonary edema requires immediate treatment.
What are the signs and symptoms of high-altitude cerebral edema?
High-altitude cerebral edema produces symptoms that can become progressively worse over a short time period.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2015
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