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Chronic mountain sickness

Chronic mountain sickness Definition

Chronic mountain sickness is a dsease developed during a long period of stay in high altitudes. It is also known as Monge's disease. It can develop several years after living at a high place, and high places are defined to be at over 2500 meters above sea level.

Chronic mountain sickness Symptoms and Signs

Signs of having CMS include ailments such as headache, tinnitus, breathlessness, sleep disturbance, palpitations, anorexia, mental confusion and dilation of veins. It is meanwhile diagnosed by laboratory tests ranging from Hb>200g/L, Hct>65%, as well as aterial oxygen saturation of

Chronic mountain sickness Treatment

Chronic mountain disorder is treated by relocating to lower altitudes, as the symptoms slowly diminish by then.

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