Hape is also known as high altitude pulmonary edema. Hape occurs due to traveling or living in areas of high altitude, which often causes low oxygen. As a result, increased pressure is exerted by the lungs.
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How to recover from altitude sickness?
Query: Hello doctor,I have got really bad mountain (altitude) sickness before five days. They put me on oxygen and gave me a pill at the airport. I traveled back to sea level and seemed to be recovering. I traveled in a car the last couple of days, and I am now with very little medical support. I have weir... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The picture does appear to that of HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema). The presence of a headache, difficulty in breathing, chest heaviness, irritability and stomach pains are initial symptoms of altitude sickness. You have rightly been given oxygen and brough... Read Full »