Altitude Education

Understanding Altitude Sickness

Feeling under the weather? Headaches, Nausea, Fatigue, Sleeplessness?

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness, is a physiological response to the challenges posed by high altitudes. Due to low oxygen our bodies do not receive the same nutrients delivered by oxygen rich blood cells at sea level.

Most commonly happening between 12-24hrs of arrival and coming straight from the airport altitude sickness can affect anyone no matter what shape they are in. In more severe cases, altitude sickness can progress to life-threatening conditions like high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE).

The Role of Oxygenation in Preventing Altitude Sickness

Imagine waking up as if you were at sealevel. Improving your rest, and headaches so you can continue to climb and conquer mountains. 

That's what's possible with supplemental oxygen for altitude.

In the past, the only way to treat altitude sickness was to descend to a lower altitude. Now as a luxury you can do this at your own hotel, wedding, airbnb.



30 minutes of oxygen therapy a couple of times a day, post skiing or hiking in your own place watching tv can reset the clock on Hypoxia/ altitude sickness, the culprit of symptoms

Sleeping with Oxygen on as well can be a huge benefit to help and acclimate you faster. Helping your body relax and sleep well for the big days ahead. 

It's about having the best vacation and feeling your best on your vacation.

With light supplemental oxygen use, you can:

  • Wake up feeling refreshed and energized
  • Avoid symptoms such as headache, nausea, and fatigue
  • Improve your athletic performance
  • Sleep better at night
  • Avoid lengthy Urgent care visits

 It can help everyone function at their best, regardless of age or fitness level.


Call us today for direct delivery of supplemental oxygen to your door, and enjoy a convenient, healthy, and unforgettable mountain vacation.


Altitude sickness is a common condition that can affect anyone who travels to a high altitude, regardless of age or fitness level. As a medical professional in the mountains I have seen AMS (altitude sickness) everyone.

Symptoms of altitude sickness can include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of appetite

Anyone can get altitude sickness, regardless of age. In fact, children are often more susceptible than adults. This is because their lungs and hearts are still developing.

In rare and severe cases, altitude sickness can lead to life-threatening complications such as high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE).

Other factors that can increase your risk of altitude sickness include:

  • Rapid ascent to a high altitude - Straight from the airport to 8000ft+
  • Having a pre medical condition such as affecting the hearts/lungs
  • Dehydration and overexertion 


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