At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?

Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previous AMS, and history of cardiopulmonary disease. Different studies show physical fitness may or may not be a risk factor. One study of teenage children found for children 11-13 years old, male gender and increased body mass index increased the risk for AMS. This was for an ascent from 25 m to 3386 m over 3 days in Taiwan. Physical fitness was not associated with AMS occurrence in this study. AMS definitions for research and other purposes often use the Lake Louise AMS score which was created in 1991. It looks at presence of headache and at least 1 other symptom including gastrointestinal symptoms (i.e. anorexia, nausea or emesis), fatigue or weakness, dizziness or lightheadedness and difficulty sleeping. HACE (high altitude cerebral edema) and HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema) severity are also defined. Criteria can be found here and here. Children born ...
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