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How to overcome Altitude Sickness in Tibet

Altitude Sickness is the main problem when you take a Tibet Lhasa Tour. As an area located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Tibet has less oxygen than most tourist destinations. You may feel sick due to the high altitude over 4500m.

The most common way to prevent Altitude Sickness is rising slowly. It allows the body to adapt the decrease of oxygen. But its impractical to most travelers in Tibet due to the time limit.

What can I do to reduce the impact of Altitude Sickness in Tibet? Dont worry, here is a guide prepared for you.

If you get to Tibet by plane or train, It's possible for you to experience one or more symptoms in first few hours.

lHeadache
lLethargy
lA drop in performance
lLack of coordination
lInsomnia
lAppetite loss
lDizziness
lNausea
lVomiting.

Sometimes it can lead to more serious conditions.

lBreathlessness
lHeart palpitations
lBlue-tinged skin and nails due to lack of oxygen (cyanosis)
lFrequent coughing because of fluid in the lungs
lSputum may be frothy or tinged pink with blood from the damaged lung tissue
lIrrational behaviour, such as refusing to acknowledge symptoms
lInability to sit up or walk in a straight line.

If youre suffering from these serious conditions, you need to move to a lower place as soon as possible.

Here are some suggestions for preventing altitude sickness:

1. Drink enough water

There are 3 important reasons for drinking plenty of water at high altitudes.

lYour Body needs more water to adapt to new environments.
lAltitude sickness may cause dehydration.
lMedicines used for altitude sickness can have diuretic side effects

You need drinking an additional 1-1.5 L of water every day at the high-altitude area. Check the color of your urine and you can get an idea of whether the water its enough for you. Clear urine is good for you, while dark urine means you need to drink more water.

2. Relax in the first two days

It takes time to adjust yourself to new conditions. It is necessary to minimize activity under the oxygen-deficient environment. And you can keep your heart and lungs in good shape by relaxing and breathing. If you really need to move, slow down and take it easy.

3. Dont shower in the first two days
Take a shower on your arrival to Tibet sounds like a good idea to relax, but its wrong. The temperature in Tibet may be very cold to you, you may easily catch a cold with the sudden change of temperature. This would be a problem to acclimate yourself to the conditions in Tibet.

4. Bring Ibuprofen
highly recommend by guides and travelers, Ibuprofen would be a great help in your trip in Tibet. Its safe and high-performance in treating altitude sickness.

5. No alcohol

Alcohol can suppress breathing and make it worse to your process of adaptation. So we suggest you avoid alcohol in the first two days.

6. Eat food with high calorie
Its hard for you to increase your core temperature in cold and anoxic states. high-calorie foods would be a good choice when you have a tour in Tibet.

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