Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

Paperback Mountaineers Outdoor Expert

By (author) Steven Bezruchka

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  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 150mm x 10mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Seattle
  • ISBN 10: 0898866855
  • ISBN 13: 9780898866858
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 1 illustration
  • Sales rank: 189,540

Product description

Stay healthy at high heights with this pocket guide--now updated with the most current information on preparing for and adapting to altitude. Updated guidelines for people going to altitude (heights over 7,000 feet) with pre-existing health conditions such as heart conditions, diabetes, and cancer. A handy glossary and easy-to-read tables covering symptoms and signs, altitude illness, and high altitude drugs. Case studies of real situations and a question-and-answer section help readers better understand general issues about altitude and its effects, and more.

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