Tag - prevenzione del mal di montagna

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COCA in SOROCHE, the ANDEAN ALTITUDE SICKNESS

COCA in SOROCHE, the ANDEAN ALTITUDE SICKNESS

The altitude sickness is a hypoxic syndrome, due to oxygen decrease, resulting in inadequate blood’s oxygenation in the human body, in subjects reaching high levels of altitude.

Not all individuals exposed to high altitude show the corresponding clinical symptoms; with certainty we only know that the majority of symptomatic cases occur during the first few days at altitude: the only safe treatment is the descent to a lower altitude.

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