Ibuprofen will relieve altitude sickness

The study, conducted at Stanford University, showed that widely available drug can help people who are experiencing acute mountain (high altitude) sickness. Information about these studies was published this week in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Grant Lipman says that when mining a disease manifested by such symptoms as headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite. His recent research aimed at finding ways to improve a problem for people with this disease have shown that Ibubrofen is one of the most common drugs used against inflammation, but it is also a painkiller. Many athletes it is popular thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

In the study of Lipmans took part 86 men and women, and used to study the effects of Ibuprofen on the mountain sickness. This is an important question for those who are in the mountains, engaged in downhill skiing and who observed this common disease. If untreated, it can cause brain swelling, which in many cases is fatal.

Lipman says:

Researchers believe that by itself Ibuprofen is an attractive product for people who travel to higher altitudes. In addition, Ibuprofen becomes most effective when it is taken for six hours to climb the mountain, as opposed to specific drugs, whose recommendations include the use of per day to travel in high altitude areas.

The authors of the study say that with more than 600 mg of Ibuprofen can provide a more reliable prevention, but the adoption of such a step is simply unacceptable for people with problems of the gastrointestinal tract.

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