Health and Fitness

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Understanding Altitude Sickness

What is Acute Mountain Sickness? Understanding AMS, HAPE and HACE

By swathi chatrapathy

2021-01-02 | 5 min read

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How To Prevent Altitude Sickness (AMS), HAPE and HACE

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How To Treat Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

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VIDEOS ON ALTITUDE SICKNESS
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Why Trekking During Your Periods Is NOT A Bad Idea

By latika payak

2014-05-16

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True Stories Of Indiahikes Trek Leaders Saving Lives

By swathi chatrapathy

2018-10-01

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Basic Precautions To Take On High Altitude Treks

By swathi chatrapathy

2019-04-18

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7 Rules to Help keep Acute Mountain Sickness at Bay

By rituraj kumar

2020-05-18

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How Diamox Deals With Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

By arjun majumdar

2010-08-08

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Can You Help Trekkers Out Of This “Fitness Faking” Epidemic?

By swathi chatrapathy

2018-08-01

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How to Prepare For a Himalayan Winter Trek - All You Need To Know

By swathi chatrapathy

2021-10-28

FITNESS & NUTRITION
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A Guide To Start Your Trek Fitness Preparation

By gautam singh

2020-01-15

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Why Running Is A Good Pre-Trek Workout: A High Altitude Marathon Runner Speaks

By karishma jayapaul

2018-09-15

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Tracking your fitness and how it helps you prepare for a trek

By akanksha raju

2016-10-11

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Trekking With High BMI - All Your Questions Answered

By gayathri ranganathan

2021-09-28

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8 Food Habits to Follow While Trekking

By nisha ann reginald

2021-05-10

Fitness Videos
Fitspiration
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Why I Regret My Trek To Kedarkantha After Completing Rupin Pass

I’ve been putting this post off for a long time. Nobody likes to write about their own failure. But I realised that as a trekker, you might be able to...

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How Harsha Lost 11 kg Getting Fit For His Himalayan Treks

It all began in the December of 2016. Somewhere in the back of my head I had a deep yearning to be amidst the mountains. I had been to several hill st...

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How Trekking Made Me A Regular Runner

Last Sunday, I ran my first 14 kilometer run. It was organized by an NGO near home called “Hope for the Children Foundation”. We ran to support the “S...

ON-TREK & POST-TREK HEALTH
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6 Post-Trek Issues and How to Avoid Them -- Numb Toes, Fever, Sunburn

By swathi chatrapathy

2021-03-11

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How to Deal With a Knee Injury on a Trek

By aswati anand

2017-05-12

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8 Hacks to Maintain Your Personal Hygiene on a Trek

By soumya krishnamurthy

2020-12-06

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What Are Chilblains? How Can They Be Prevented?

By varun sharma

2018-05-11

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Why Sunburns Are More Common At High Altitude

By lavanya pangtey

2018-11-26

ASK DR SREE
Case Studies
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How a trekker was rescued from deathly clutches of HAPE

By usha hariprasad

2014-11-30

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Expert Analysis on a HAPE Case in the Himalayas: A Real Life Case Study

By swathi chatrapathy

2021-07-02

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How I Dealt With Acute Mountain Sickness On My 28th Trek

By sandhya uc

2015-11-21

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Can You Get AMS While Descending From High Altitude?

By karishma jayapaul

2017-08-22

HEALTH ISSUES
Quick tips
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Contact Lens Or Spectacles - What Should You Wear On A Trek?

A common point of concern for bespectacled trekkers is whether they should wear contact lenses or spectacles on a Himalayan trek. While both the optio...

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How To Use Sunglasses With Spectacles

In a previous article about sun damage at high altitudes, I touched upon the importance of wearing sunglasses when trekking in the snow. But in doing ...

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5 Reasons you must replace your water bottle with a Hydration Pack

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is an expression that has been around for centuries. While this may hold true down at the cities, it’s differe...