Headache Types

Headache Types

Altitude Sickness

LOCATION AND SYMPTOMS

Headache is the most frequent complaint of climbers who ascend to high altitudes without oxygen support. Commonly affects both sides of the head, but is limited to one side in about one-quarter of cases.

PRECIPITATING FACTORS

Altitude.

TREATMENT / PREVENTION

May be prevented in some instances by taking drugs that alter salt and fluid balance.

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