This winter season is all about luxury ski resorts, cozy mountain trips and gorgeous snow-covered mountain views. What often comes with these snob-approved trips, is adjusting to high altitudes. Whether you are feeling the cold weather to an extreme, having trouble breathing, or facing serious sickness from an altitude adjustment, we have your key tips on beating these symptoms. While traveling to Aspen, we learned a thing or two about adjusting to high altitudes and feeling the repercussions from altitude sickness. After consulting with local doctors, doing research and experimenting, here are our best tips on how to recover and prevent altitude sickness.
1. Myers’ Cocktail
Otherwise known as Vitamin IV or Drip IV’s, Myers’ Cocktails can give your body nutrients to help prevent or ease altitude sickness. Getting an IV Drip can hydrate and replenish electrolytes instantly. IV Drips can make a huge difference in your health and keep you from losing a day of enjoying your trip. Wherever you are traveling with high altitudes, you should definitely consider researching IV Drip locations near where you are visiting. Plus, IV drips are super trendy right now!
2. Oxygen Therapy Treatment
A quick way to relieve altitude sickness is by supplemental oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy treatments are especially helpful for bad headaches that occur from altitude sickness. Luckily, most ski resorts are providing O2 treatments to help with symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath and nausea. Typically, about 15-20 minutes of an O2 treatment will significantly reduce these symptoms.
3. Increase Water, Decrease Alcohol
Now, we aren’t saying you can’t enjoy a drink while vacationing in high altitudes, but if you are feeling any of these altitude sickness symptoms, it is definitely best to stay away from any alcoholic beverages at least for the day you are feeling sick. This will help you to heal quicker and then you can ease back in with a drink as the days go on. According to The Altitude Research Center, it is recommended to drink moderately more water than usual. This will help you adjust to the dryer climate. Overall, pay attention to your body and be cautious of both your water intake and your alcohol intake.
Here are 6 more quick tips on how to manage altitude sickness
1. Stay below 7,000 feet the first day
2. Give your body time to adjust
3. Avoid strenuous exercise the first day
4. Plenty of good rest
5. Drink more water
6. Always travel with a companion
~ Bon Voyage and Safe Travels, Snob World