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    Acute Mountain Sickness (Acosta Syndrome)

    Acute mountain sickness is a type of altitude sickness which develops within a few hours of an unacclimatized individual ascending rapidly to a high altitude. It is characterized by sudden onset of a bitemporal headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and can be life-threatening with the development of cerebral or pulmonary edema.

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    Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a common form of altitude sickness which affects between 10 to 80% of individuals climbing to high altitudes [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]. Symptoms are variable and usually commence within 24 hours of an unacclimatized individual ascending rapidly to altitudes > 8000 feet. Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, vomiting, anorexia, fatigue, and insomnia [6] and they are due to the hypoxic and hypobaric environment at high altitudes [7]. Other symptoms like loss of appetite, light-headedness, lassitude, dyspnea and delirium may also be present. Some patients experience worsening of symptoms with the development of either cerebral edema (HACE - high altitude cerebral edema) and/or high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). But in a majority of the cases, the symptoms of AMS usually improve after a day unless the patient ascends again to a higher altitude, in which case the symptoms can worsen.

    Entire body system
    Fatigue
    • It is characterized by sudden onset of a bitemporal headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and can be life-threatening with the development of cerebral or pulmonary edema.[symptoma.com]
    • […] tired or weak 0 Mild fatigue/weakness 1 Moderate fatigue/weakness 2 Severe fatigue/weakness 3 Dizziness / lightheadedness none 0 mild 1 moderate 2 severe/incapacitating 3 Difficulty sleeping slept as well as usual 0 did not sleep as well as usual 1 woke[christopherimray.co.uk]
    • Feeling tired (fatigue) or weak.[patient.info]
    • However, increases in erythrocyte count, hematocrit and hemoglobin associated with EPO therapy have been shown to decrease fatigue and increase work capacity and exercise tolerance.[clinicaltrials.gov]
    • Moderate AMS : Moderate AMS includes severe headache (not relieved by medication), nausea, vomiting, increasing weakness and fatigue, shortness of breath, and decreased coordination.[medicinenet.com]
    Malaise
    • Symptoms of mild AMS include mild headaches, increased breathing, rapid pulse, nausea, loss of appetite, lack of energy, and general malaise.[nps.gov]
    • Symptoms usually start 12-24 hours after arrival at altitude and include headache , dizziness , fatigue , shortness of breath, loss of appetite, nausea, disturbed sleep , and a general feeling of malaise.[medicinenet.com]
    • It includes a constellation of symptoms, such as headache, loss of appetite, nausea, lightheadedness, a general feeling of malaise and difficulty sleeping.[sfgate.com]
    • […] at least one of the signs and symptoms listed below: Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting Exhaustion or weakness Dizziness (light-headedness) Insomnia Pins and needles Panting (shortness of breath) upon exertion Feeling sleepy (drowsiness) General malaise[medicalnewstoday.com]
    • The symptoms of Mild AMS include: Headache Nausea & Dizziness Loss of appetite Fatigue Shortness of breath Disturbed sleep General feeling of malaise Symptoms tend to be worse at night and when respiratory drive is decreased.[traveldoctor.co.uk]
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  • Face, Head & Neck
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  • neurologic
    Bitemporal Headache
    • It is characterized by sudden onset of a bitemporal headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and can be life-threatening with the development of cerebral or pulmonary edema.[symptoma.com]
    Dizziness
    • It is characterized by sudden onset of a bitemporal headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and can be life-threatening with the development of cerebral or pulmonary edema.[symptoma.com]
    • Mild symptoms include headache, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, insomnia and dizziness.[mallatreknepal.com]
    • Synonyms Altitude illness ; Altitude sickness ; Hypobaropathy Definition Acute mountain sickness (AMS) describes a collection of nonspecific vegetative symptoms that include headache, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, and insomnia experienced[link.springer.com]
    • […] acute mountain sickness : altitude sickness that is experienced usually within several hours to one day of ascending above 8000 to 10,000 feet (about 2500 to 3000 meters) and that is marked by headache, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, insomnia, dizziness[merriam-webster.com]
    Headache
    • RCT Prevention of High Altitude Headache.[bestbets.org]
    • It is characterized by sudden onset of a bitemporal headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and can be life-threatening with the development of cerebral or pulmonary edema.[symptoma.com]
    • Treat the headache before going any higher.[nps.gov]
    • Symptom Score Headache none at all 0 mild headache 1 moderate headache 2 severe incapacitating headache 3 Gastrointestinal symptoms good appetite 0 poor appetite or nausea 1 moderate nausea or vomiting 2 severe nausea or vomiting 3 Fatigue/weakness Not[christopherimray.co.uk]
    • Many people think it is normal to have a headache at altitude when in fact it is not, it is very rare.[climbing-high.com]
    Insomnia
    • Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, vomiting, anorexia, fatigue, and insomnia and they are due to the hypoxic and hypobaric environment at high altitudes.[symptoma.com]
    • Synonyms Altitude illness ; Altitude sickness ; Hypobaropathy Definition Acute mountain sickness (AMS) describes a collection of nonspecific vegetative symptoms that include headache, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, and insomnia experienced[link.springer.com]
    • Definition of acute mountain sickness : altitude sickness that is experienced usually within several hours to one day of ascending above 8000 to 10,000 feet (about 2500 to 3000 meters) and that is marked by headache, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, insomnia[merriam-webster.com]
    • Some of the Colorado ski towns are also at high altitude so insomnia may affect seaside dwellers for the first couple of nights.[powderhounds.com]
    • […] defined acute mountain sickness as the presence of headache in an unacclimatized person who has recently arrived at an altitude above 2,500 m plus the presence of one or more of the following: gastrointestinal symptoms (anorexia, nausea, or vomiting), insomnia[clinicaltrials.gov]
    Irritability
    • To recap, serious symptoms of altitude sickness include: A severe, enduring headache, which is not cured by ordinary painkillers Nausea and repeated vomiting Irritating dizziness or actual difficulty with balance and direction Visual disturbances with[mallatreknepal.com]
    • […] of acute mountain sickness (1) Headache (Severe and persistent) (2) Lassitude (3) Drowsiness/Dizziness (4) Chilliness/Nausea and vomiting (5) Facial pallor/Dyspnea and cyanosis What are the late symptoms of acute mountain sickness (1) Facial flushing/Irritability[quizlet.com]
    • Mild acute mountain sickness If you have a mild case, you may experience: dizziness headache muscle aches insomnia nausea and vomiting irritability loss of appetite swelling of the hands, feet, and face rapid heartbeat shortness of breath with physical[healthline.com]
    • Preverbal children may develop loss of appetite, irritability, and pallor.[wwwnc.cdc.gov]
    • It needs to be used cautiously, because it can cause stomach irritation, euphoria or depression.[traveldoctor.co.uk]
    Lethargy
    • Symptoms include headache, lethargy, shortness of breath, sleep disturbance, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting and may lead to ataxia (unsteadiness), coma and death.[christopherimray.co.uk]
    • A severe headache, vomiting and lethargy will progress to unsteadiness, confusion, drowsiness and ultimately coma.[altitude.org]
    • In addition to AMS symptoms, lethargy becomes profound, with drowsiness, confusion, and ataxia on tandem gait test, similar to alcohol intoxication.[wwwnc.cdc.gov]
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  • respiratoric
    Dyspnea
    • What are the initial manifestations of acute mountain sickness (1) Headache (Severe and persistent) (2) Lassitude (3) Drowsiness/Dizziness (4) Chilliness/Nausea and vomiting (5) Facial pallor/Dyspnea and cyanosis What are the late symptoms of acute mountain[quizlet.com]
    • Other symptoms like loss of appetite, light-headedness, lassitude, dyspnea and delirium may also be present.[symptoma.com]
    • Later, dyspnea is present at rest.[merckmanuals.com]
    • Subjective benefits include improvement in sleep habits, tolerance to cold; decreased dyspnea, anginal symptoms and tachycardia and improved appetite, all of which are symptoms associated with high altitude illness.[clinicaltrials.gov]
    • High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) occurs most commonly two to three days after arrival at altitude and consists of dyspnea (difficulty breathing) with exercise, progressing to dyspnea at rest, a dry cough, weakness, chest tightness or congestion, and[hprc-online.org]
    Dyspnea at Rest
    • […] at rest, and chest tightness.[quizlet.com]
    • High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) occurs most commonly two to three days after arrival at altitude and consists of dyspnea (difficulty breathing) with exercise, progressing to dyspnea at rest, a dry cough, weakness, chest tightness or congestion, and[hprc-online.org]
    • Life-threatening symptoms of altitude illness include the dyspnea at rest, wheezing, or crackles of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or the altered mental status and ataxia seen in high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE).[journals.lww.com]
    • Symptoms include fatigue, severe dyspnea at rest, and cough that is initially dry but may progress to produce pink, frothy sputum .[en.wikipedia.org]
    Periodic Breathing
    • SLEEP PERIODIC BREATHING Periodic breathing, quality of sleep, and AMS.[jap.physiology.org]
    • […] suggested that periodic breathing actually improves nighttime SaO 2 .[emedicine.medscape.com]
    • Also experienced with AMS is the condition ‘periodic breathing.’[climbing-high.com]
    • breathing during sleep 125-250mg PO BID until symptoms resolve Side-effects Allergic reaction (if patient allergic to sulfa), paresthesias, polyuria, carbonated beverages taste bitter Symptomatic treatment as necessary with analgesics and antiemetics[wikem.org]
    • Acetazolamide is helpful in relieving this periodic breathing.[traveldoctor.co.uk]
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  • gastrointestinal
    Loss of Appetite
    • Other symptoms like loss of appetite, light-headedness, lassitude, dyspnea and delirium may also be present.[symptoma.com]
    • Definition of acute mountain sickness : altitude sickness that is experienced usually within several hours to one day of ascending above 8000 to 10,000 feet (about 2500 to 3000 meters) and that is marked by headache, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting[merriam-webster.com]
    • Mild altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness: Symptoms may include: Fatigue Headache Loss of appetite Nausea Sleep problems Swelling of arms and legs Vomiting Weakness Severe altitude sickness, high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude[webmd.com]
    • Symptoms of mild AMS include mild headaches, increased breathing, rapid pulse, nausea, loss of appetite, lack of energy, and general malaise.[nps.gov]
    • Mild symptoms include headache, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, insomnia and dizziness.[mallatreknepal.com]
    Nausea
    • […] mountain sickness - nausea and shortness of breath experienced by mountain climbers above ten thousand feet[thefreedictionary.com]
    • Symptom Score Headache none at all 0 mild headache 1 moderate headache 2 severe incapacitating headache 3 Gastrointestinal symptoms good appetite 0 poor appetite or nausea 1 moderate nausea or vomiting 2 severe nausea or vomiting 3 Fatigue/weakness Not[christopherimray.co.uk]
    • Stay alert for acute mountain sickness symptoms such as headaches and nausea.[grindtv.com]
    • They include: headache nausea and vomiting dizziness tiredness loss of appetite shortness of breath The symptoms are usually worse at night.[nhs.uk]
    • Every year, rangers in Rocky Mountain National Park treat countless park visitors with headaches, nausea, dizziness, and a host of other ailments.[nps.gov]
    Vomiting
    • Symptom Score Headache none at all 0 mild headache 1 moderate headache 2 severe incapacitating headache 3 Gastrointestinal symptoms good appetite 0 poor appetite or nausea 1 moderate nausea or vomiting 2 severe nausea or vomiting 3 Fatigue/weakness Not[christopherimray.co.uk]
    • More serious symptoms of AMS include increased tiredness, severe headaches, vomiting, loss of coordination, shortness of breath and coughing fits.[mallatreknepal.com]
    • What are the initial manifestations of acute mountain sickness (1) Headache (Severe and persistent) (2) Lassitude (3) Drowsiness/Dizziness (4) Chilliness/Nausea and vomiting (5) Facial pallor/Dyspnea and cyanosis What are the late symptoms of acute mountain[quizlet.com]
    • Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, vomiting, anorexia, fatigue, and insomnia and they are due to the hypoxic and hypobaric environment at high altitudes.[symptoma.com]
    • Synonyms Altitude illness ; Altitude sickness ; Hypobaropathy Definition Acute mountain sickness (AMS) describes a collection of nonspecific vegetative symptoms that include headache, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, and insomnia experienced[link.springer.com]
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  • cardiovascular
    Tachycardia
    • What are the late symptoms of acute mountain sickness (1) Facial flushing/Irritability (2) Difficulty concentrating/Vertigo (3) Tinnitus/Visual and Auditory disturbances (4) Anorexia/Insomnia (5) Increased dyspnea/Weakness on exertion (6) Palpitations/Tachycardia[quizlet.com]
    • History will reveal recent ascent to high altitude by the unacclimatized patient while physical examination may reveal tachycardia, tachypnea, and pulmonary rales if the patient is developing pulmonary edema.[symptoma.com]
    • Subjective benefits include improvement in sleep habits, tolerance to cold; decreased dyspnea, anginal symptoms and tachycardia and improved appetite, all of which are symptoms associated with high altitude illness.[clinicaltrials.gov]
    • Tachycardia, tachypnea and inspiratory crackles middle lobe and become more diffuse.[youtube.com]
    • On examination, cyanosis, tachycardia, tachypnea, and low-grade fever ( 38.5 C) are common.[merckmanuals.com]
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  • Workup

    The clinician can diagnose AMS on the basis of the patient's clinical presentation, history, and physical examination findings. History will reveal recent ascent to high altitude by the unacclimatized patient while physical examination may reveal tachycardia, tachypnea, and pulmonary rales if the patient is developing pulmonary edema. Laboratory tests like complete blood count may be abnormal with elevated hematocrit, and erythrocytosis while arterial blood gas analysis will reveal respiratory alkalosis. Pulse oximetry values do not usually indicate the severity of AMS and are therefore not useful in either detecting or in the management of the condition although they may help to detect HAPE. An electrocardiogram may show variable features like right axis deviation, non-specific ST-T changes, sinus arrhythmias, and P wave abnormalities. Chest radiography is indicated only in patients suspected clinically to have HAPE.

    The diagnosis and severity of AMS can be assessed using the Lake Louise score (LLS) [8] as well as the Environmental Symptoms Questionnaire (ESQ) [9] [10]. The LLS was developed by a consensus conference on Hypoxia and Mountain Medicine in 1991 and consists of a self-reported score which is the sum of responses to five questions [8] and can be verified by a clinician during an interview. The ESQ consists of an inventory of expected physiological and psychological symptoms and was developed by the United States army. A part of this inventory containing symptoms indicative of cerebral hypoxia (AMS-C) is used to assess AMS [11]. However, the two questionnaires do not corroborate to provide an identical diagnosis [12] and as yet there is no gold standard tool for the assessment of AMS [13] [14].

    Despite the presence of AMS symptoms, magnetic resonance imaging does not detect brain edema or an increase in brain volume for up to 12 hours after hypoxia and is therefore not helpful in the diagnosis and management of AMS [14].

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  • QT, RR, ST Intervals
    Non Specific ST-T Changes
    • An electrocardiogram may show variable features like right axis deviation, non-specific ST-T changes, sinus arrhythmias, and P wave abnormalities.[symptoma.com]
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  • Axis
    Right Axis Deviation
    • An electrocardiogram may show variable features like right axis deviation, non-specific ST-T changes, sinus arrhythmias, and P wave abnormalities.[symptoma.com]
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  • Rhythm
    Sinus Arrhythmia
    • An electrocardiogram may show variable features like right axis deviation, non-specific ST-T changes, sinus arrhythmias, and P wave abnormalities.[symptoma.com]
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    Complications

    Alkalosis
    • This means the acidity will also decrease leading to alkalosis.[youtube.com]
    • Laboratory tests like complete blood count may be abnormal with elevated hematocrit, and erythrocytosis while arterial blood gas analysis will reveal respiratory alkalosis.[symptoma.com]
    • Mechanism of chloride deficit in the maintenance of metabolic alkalosis.[jap.physiology.org]
    • Features of acclimatization include sustained hyperventilation, which increases tissue oxygenation but also causes respiratory alkalosis .[merckmanuals.com]
    • Severe altitude illness occurs most commonly in this range. [8] Extreme altitude [ edit ] Above 5,500 metres (18,000 ft), marked hypoxemia, hypocapnia , and alkalosis are characteristic of extreme altitudes.[en.wikipedia.org]
    Apnea
    • In: Sleep Apnea Syndromes.[jap.physiology.org]
    • Talk with your doctor about altitude sickness if you have long-term diseases, especially heart problems, sickle cell anemia , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) , or sleep apnea .[webmd.com]
    • More than 100 years ago, Mosso [33] described this periodic breathing pattern, which consists of a series of 3-5 breaths followed by a short respiratory pause, or apnea.[emedicine.medscape.com]
    • Preexisting Medical Problems Travelers with medical conditions, such as heart failure, myocardial ischemia (angina), sickle cell disease, any form of pulmonary insufficiency or preexisting hypoxemia, or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should consult a physician[wwwnc.cdc.gov]
    Central Sleep Apnea
    Cerebral Edema
    • Some patients experience worsening of symptoms with the development of either cerebral edema (HACE - high altitude cerebral edema) and/or high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).[symptoma.com]
    • If a person has these symptoms at high altitude, you should assume that the person has high-altitude cerebral edema.[drugs.com]
    • However, Shah et al have described potential drugs for management of high-altitude illnesses, such as acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) as one group under the section “Novel drug treatment[dovepress.com]
    • CT will show cerebral edema.[youtube.com]
    Cor Pulmonale
    • They concluded that patients with mild or moderate COPD without cor pulmonale tolerate altitude exposure quite well.[emedicine.medscape.com]
    High Altitude Cerebral Edema
    • If a person has these symptoms at high altitude, you should assume that the person has high-altitude cerebral edema.[drugs.com]
    • However, Shah et al have described potential drugs for management of high-altitude illnesses, such as acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) as one group under the section “Novel drug treatment[dovepress.com]
    • Some patients experience worsening of symptoms with the development of either cerebral edema (HACE - high altitude cerebral edema) and/or high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).[symptoma.com]
    • (See "Acute mountain sickness and high altitude cerebral edema" .)[uptodate.com]
    High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
    • Symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema commonly appear at night and can worsen during exertion.[drugs.com]
    • (See "High altitude pulmonary edema" .)[uptodate.com]
    • Some patients experience worsening of symptoms with the development of either cerebral edema (HACE - high altitude cerebral edema) and/or high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).[symptoma.com]
    • HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY EDEMA (HAPE) Generally occurs 2-4 days later and may accompany AMS/HACE.[youtube.com]
    Hypocapnia
    • This oscillating pattern of breathing reflects alternating respiratory stimulation by hypoxia and subsequent inhibition by hyperventilation-induced hypocapnia ( 114 ).[jap.physiology.org]
    • Severe altitude illness occurs most commonly in this range. [8] Extreme altitude [ edit ] Above 5,500 metres (18,000 ft), marked hypoxemia, hypocapnia , and alkalosis are characteristic of extreme altitudes.[en.wikipedia.org]
    • The hypoxic ventilatory drive causes hypocapnia and a reduction in respiratory drive [11] .[journals.plos.org]
    • Changes in sleep state, as well as conflicting effects of hypocapnia and hypoxia on the peripheral chemoreceptors, lead to a destabilization of the respiratory control system, which is responsible for the periodic breathing observed at high altitude.[emedicine.medscape.com]
    Hypoxia
    Pulmonary Edema
    • It is characterized by sudden onset of a bitemporal headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and can be life-threatening with the development of cerebral or pulmonary edema.[symptoma.com]
    • Symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema commonly appear at night and can worsen during exertion.[drugs.com]
    • High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a form of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema causing severe dyspnea and hypoxemia.[merckmanuals.com]
    • If there are any neurological or pulmonary edema then must ascend until they feel better.[youtube.com]
    Pulmonary Hypertension
    • COPS, Restrictive, Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Hypertension.[youtube.com]
    • With idiopathic pulmonary hypertension , ascent to altitude results in even higher pulmonary artery pressures.[emedicine.medscape.com]
    • Even if N.M.S.U. tested all of the nearly one million cows grazing in the Rockies for pulmonary hypertension—high blood pressure in the lungs—it wouldn't solve the brisket problem.[livescience.com]
    • Sildenafil citrate for the prevention of high altitude hypoxic pulmonary hypertension: double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.[journals.lww.com]
    • If you have pulmonary hypertension, traveling to high altitude without oxygen can be dangerous; check with your doctor.[uptodate.com]
    Respiratory Alkalosis
    • Laboratory tests like complete blood count may be abnormal with elevated hematocrit, and erythrocytosis while arterial blood gas analysis will reveal respiratory alkalosis.[symptoma.com]
    • Metabolic acidosis, in turn, attenuates the inhibitory effects of hypoxia-induced respiratory alkalosis ( Fig. 1 ).[jap.physiology.org]
    • Features of acclimatization include sustained hyperventilation, which increases tissue oxygenation but also causes respiratory alkalosis .[merckmanuals.com]
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