How to Avoid & Treat Altitude Sickness in Cuenca Ecuador

Amelia and JP VLOG 161: At 2,560 meters (8,400 feet), Cuenca Ecuador is a high altitude city. While most people adapt to the thinner air within a few days, some people continue to struggle with the effects of altitude sickness for weeks or months, and for some, it never gets better and may even worsen with age.

Symptoms include shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, tingling sensations, flushing, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, tiredness and sleeplessness. You may also be very sensitive to alcohol and drugs, including medications.

In this video, we share a few suggestions for prevention and treatment of altitude sickness when visiting high altitude cities like Cuenca Ecuador.

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