Peru, like many incredible destinations, has wonderful places that are at a great height; but despite this it is not an impediment to enjoy these fascinating places that you must visit is Cusco; which is 3,399 meters above sea level, considered the navel of the world; but we must be careful with “soroche” or “altitude sickness”.
Altitude sickness or soroche; It is a physiological reaction caused by the poor adaptation of our body to the lack of oxygen. As we ascend, the atmospheric pressure and the oxygen pressure decrease; therefore the inspired oxygen is less. When we are at a height of more than 2,400 meters; This is when we begin to feel the lack of oxygen. This lack of oxygen in the blood or hypoxia is the cause of mountain sickness. In many cases the symptoms manifest themselves differently in some people it does not manifest itself; in others they take a few days to appear, and there are those who feel them a few hours after having made the walk.
The symptoms of altitude sickness or soroche can vary depending on the physical state of the person; in some cases they may not manifest themselves, however in other organisms altitude sickness; It manifests itself the same day as soon as it is at a height above 2400 meters, among the symptoms we have:
Now that you know what its symptoms are, let’s see how to prevent altitude sickness.
Visit the doctor before taking a walk that exceeds 2400 meters of altitude; so that according to your condition it tells you what medications you can take on the trip without compromising your health. Especially if you suffer from allergies or respiratory and heart diseases.
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