Mountain Altitude Sickness

inca trail


Throughout our development as a civilization; Human beings turned into at the mercy of a wide sort of 
diseases, discomforts, and ailments.

 This problem generated the want to discover solutions in line with their context. In this way, the man started the look for materials, methods, techniques, and treatments that can lessen or take away the discomfort generated in his health.

 The extreme Andean place has quite rugged geography, given the height, low temperatures, and other elements that desire the presence of principal pathologies in this territory. The central sickness that happens in these situations is mountain altitude sickness (MAM).

 A rapid rise above sea stage generates this. Several researchers mention that the signs and symptoms arise from 2500 to 3000 m.A.S.L. And these are complex via different elements. Among them, we’ve ascent rate, previous cardiac and pulmonary pathologies, loss of acclimatization, and lack of prevention.

 The feature symptomatology. It will be an intense headache, nausea, vomiting, apnea, dyspnea, hypotension, dizziness, vertigo, insomnia. The maximum extreme headaches are cerebral edema, pulmonary edema, and death.




 The muña is a deciduous plant whose characteristic is to be dense on the top, While its stem is branched from the base and has small, jagged leaves. Also, its vegetation is white and collected in short clusters.




 The muña has its origin in the Inca culture. The Incas fed on it collectively with honey to satisfy respiration problems. And in the latest centuries. This plant was used by the natives to reinforce the immune system and to counteract infections through worms, bacteria, and other parasites. Currently, still consumed as a bronchodilator and expectorant. It is also typically used as a tea of flavor and spices for conventional dishes.



When the signs and symptoms of soroche appear. The guides on the Inca trail typically give vacationers bunches of muña that rub among their hands and then inhale them. Thus relieving dizziness, liberating the bronchial tubes, and decongesting the breathing tract.



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