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18 Jul 2011

Altitude sickness
Hi doc, this is the second time I traveled CPT to JHB and both times I have experienced bad nausea that lasts until I leave.

Could this be altitude sickness or the water that differs dramatically to CPT as I drink 2 liters a day?
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01 Jan 0001


It will be unusual to experience altitude sickness below 6500 ft elevation. The elevation can cause light headedness and slight nausea. You can use a product like Maxalon to prevent nausea. Consult your doctor for blood tests to evaluate if you are anemic or if you have a metabolic disease, like diabetes or hypothyroidism.


Please advise if there is any further development.

Dr Anrich
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