Many places around the world are found at high altitude, we speak of 2500 meters above sea level or 8200 feet above sea level, most of us are not used to living at this height so our body undergoes some changes, This happens due to the rapid change of altitude and pressure, for some people it is not advisable to make these trips or take the necessary precautions.
Next week we will be in a very high place, we will talk about Bolivia, we will start our journey in Santa Cruz, a state of Bolivia, we will continue with Cochabamba and finally peace, our ascent will be gradual to avoid what they call altitude sickness , I will document my experience in the next post.
Some of the symptoms are headache, dizziness, fatigue, physical exhaustion and agitation. There is also the “zombie sensation”, which is characterized by a lack of concentration, hunger and energy. Sleep disorders, digestive disorders, nausea or vomiting may also occur. Some people do not have any symptoms, others can present the changes after a few hours or days, anyway there are some over the counter medications that can help with this decompensation, do not worry the symptoms usually disappear after a day or two in the In most cases, the body quickly stabilizes.
Do not forget that it is always important to have a good hydration, nutrition and physical condition, of course if you are traveling for a sport activity see as soon as possible to climatizarte, to be in an optimal physical condition especially to perform a sport you must stay a week or two
Do not let the altitude not let you enjoy your trip, there are very beautiful places that are at high altitude, we had the opportunity to be before in other high cities such as Peru and Ecuador, take your precautions and go on the adventure, Stay tuned for my blog, next week I will upload the first posts of the city of Santa Cruz, where I will stay for 2 weeks.