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Old 06-24-2020, 04:53 PM   #21
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Ibuprofen has been shown to decrease likelihood of altitude sickness

I did a lot of research before we went to Peru and the most important thing is to ascend slowly if possible with a couple of days midway. Hydration is important but the other thing that helped us was ibuprofen. I thought about Diamox but it’s expensive and is not guaranteed.


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Old 06-24-2020, 05:07 PM   #22
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Oh my, dried beans not fully cooked is a real issue at high altitude. Living above 10,000 feet in elevation I must use a pressure cooker to get those beans cooked all the way.
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Old 06-24-2020, 05:46 PM   #23
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Altitude improvements

High altitude benefits health and longevity, via reduced O2 tension vs CO2. This results in improved circulation and oxygenation via bohr/haldane effect. People develop more mitochondria, live longer, and have less degenerative diseases (Says insurance Records)

When a person first ascends, the body senses lack of O2 and hyperventilates. This hyperventilation causes most symptoms of altitude sickness.

Diamox increases the body’s CO2 (hypercapnia) and cures altitude sickness. It allows the body to safely hyperventilate. Tiny doses of diamox at 20mg allow this to work for me

Curing altitude sickness with hypercapnia is also accomplished with:
Nose breathing
Bag breathing
Hypoventilation (breathe less frequently)
Diver training
Meditative breathing, hypoventilation, like Tibetan monks

As the body aclimates to higher CO2, the sensory set point, and acidity of the body, shifts. A person naturally breathes at a more relaxed rate.
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Old 06-24-2020, 08:11 PM   #24
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Plant Enzymes

Try plant enzymes capsules. Go to your health food store and ask for them. I have used them successfully while working and traveling at high altitudes (14,000 feet) in Bolivia and Peru. Take a couple before meals for a couple of days before going to altitude if possible then continue while there. Really worked for me. The other advice about avoiding meat, alcohol and being sure to hydrate is a must to follow. Pasta and soups are good.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:06 PM   #25
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We found that my wife has trouble over
8500 elevation.

We found this out on our first trip to Cripple
Creek in Colorado. We live near Denver @
6000 feet. Yes the tums and lots of water
help but we found was air in a bottle it
costs $15.00 you can find it at hiking shops.
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