Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is very common in lowlanders who ascend from sea level to altitudes greater than 2600 meters and is characterized by headache, lightheadedness, breathlessness, fatigue, insomnia, anorexia, and nausea. Symptoms begin two to three hours after ascent. The condition is generally self limiting; most symptoms disappear after two to three days, although insomnia may persist. AMS must be treated as an emergency; the illness will resolve if no further altitude is gained however in some cases descent to a lower altitude may be necessary in order to reverse the condition.
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Last date updated on September, 2014