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Don’t Let High Altitude Sickness Ruin the View of Your Next Trip

Last month, I took a trip to Machu Picchu, and as soon as we got out of the airplane, my husband and I immediately experienced altitude sickness, known as soroche in Peru. We were aware that this can occur at heights of 8,000 feet (2,500 m) above sea level, but were not ready for the symptoms. We began to feel swollen, without breath, accelerated heartbeat, dizzy, and more. Although the symptoms may vary from person to person, there are several common symptoms associated with altitud… [Read More]
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