finally we reached Leh( Located above 10000 ft hight from sea level)
We also faces ACM:
Cause of AMS
Scarcity of oxygen at a great height is the major cause of Acute Mountain Sickness in Ladakh. Decreased air pressure and lower levels of oxygen are quite common at higher altitude. When you scale such heights, your body may not get enough time to adapt to the changing surroundings. This is what leads to acute mountain sickness. Beside this, the level of exertion you undergo also plays an important role. Activities which demand great physical efforts like trekking, hiking, mountaineering contribute towards causing AMS at great heights.
Symptoms of AMS
The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness in Ladakh may resemble to that of the carbon monoxide poisoning, flu or a hangover. Fatigue, headache, stomach illness, sleep disturbance, nausea, stomach illness and dizziness are other common symptoms of AMS.
Depending from person to person, the symptoms may also vary. Some may confront headache with swelling of feet, hands and face. While other may have nose bleeding accompanied with headache.
Usually these symptoms may last till two days or a week, a few of them may indicate life-threatening AMS. The symptoms which indicate such a situation are related to cerebral edema and pulmonary edema.
Medicine to take or carry
Diamox – Diamox helps the body to breathe faster hence accelerating the acclimatization process. Take it as a preventive medicine and not once you start feeling AMS.
Suggested Quantity – 125-250 mg twice a day
Side Effects – tingling in toes and fingers, numbness, vomiting, nausea, frequent urination etc.
Finally we searched hotel And took resr