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Mountain Biking


You can get altitude sickness if you travel to a high altitude too quickly.

Breathing becomes difficult because you're not able to take in as much oxygen.

Altitude sickness, also called acute mountain sickness (AMS), can become a medical emergency if ignored.

Your age, sex or physical fitness do not affect your likelihood of getting altitude sickness.

Also, just because you may not have had it before, this does not mean you will not get it on another trip.

For more information see the NHS website.

Acclimatisation is the most effective method of ensuring you cope at high altitude, but in situations where acclimatisation is not possible then a medicine called Acetazolamide, also known as Diamox can help.

Call or pop in and speak to our pharmacist

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