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Acute mountain sickness: medical problems associated with acute and subacute exposure to hypobaric hypoxia
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    Practical issues on altitude illness

    Dear Editor,

    The author rightly mentions that many people on expedition try to avoid prophylactic diamox.[1] It is not just because people want to experience the natural or the side effects of the medicine but in my experience in the Everest region, many western trekkers did not want to take diamox because they believed it masks the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness. Diamox accelerates the natural process of acclimat...

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    Reply letter to: Acute mountain sickness: medical problems associated with acute and subacute exposu

    Dear Editor

    It was interesting to go through the informative article on mountain sickness by C Clarke. [1] There are some points we wish to make.

    The author mentions that the preventive dose of acetazolamide for Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS) is 125mg but does not mention its role in the treatment of AMS. Acetazolamide is used widely in the Himalayas at a dose of 250 mg twice daily until the symptoms resolv...

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