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Altitude sickness: Tips and useful information

Altitude sickness

One of the symptoms that typically experience many travelers who visit Northern Argentina is altitude sickness.

Many of the people living in plains often experience altitude sickness when they start to rise and reach places that are located at 2500 meters above sea level.

The explanation of why this happens is simple, rising atmospheric pressure decreases as the oxygen pressure, this causes the inspired oxygen is less causing a lack of oxygen in the blood.

On symptoms

Many people living in plains and places that are low sea level not often experience altitude sickness, while others suffer it experiencing symptoms such as severe headache, fatigue, sleep disorder, digestive disorders, nausea, lack of appetite, feeling tired, shortness of breath and fatigue fundamentally.


Altitude sickness is not an impediment when traveling, it is important to consider some tips to help avoid these feelings or at least make them a little milder.

A very practical solution is to spend the first day trip to acclimatize, restin. It is important prior to the arrival day at somewhere high, such as any of the tourist destinations in Northern Argentina, having slept well and eaten well. It is recommended to avoid alcoholic beverages.

It is convenient to move up slowly, hydrating constantly avoiding alcohol and snuff. To eat, the ideal foods are high in sugar and carbohydrates. Easily digestible foods such as fruit and cereal bars are also ideal for these occasions.

Other ways to prevent symptoms of altitude sickness is to use the matte or coca tea. It is a remedy that helps acclimate. To prepare it, you should use coca leaves in a cup of boiling water and drink it as if it were a tea. Another alternative is often chewing coca leaves. If none of the above options like it, there is a simpler ... Chewing gum.

You need to wear appropriate clothing such as jackets windbreaker and if you travel in winter earmuffs, scarf and gloves.

By following these simple tips and advice you will be well with altitude sickness and have a nice trip through northern Argentina.