Monthly Archives: August 2013

Altitude Sickness: Types, Causes Symptoms, Management and Prevention

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness occurs when the lungs cannot get enough oxygen from the air, specifically at high altitudes. It is also commonly called mountain sickness. It mostly occurs to people who are not used to high altitudes too quickly, specifically at altitudes 2438m (8000ft) or higher. There are three forms of altitude sickness, which will be discussed later. There is no ... Read More »

Cataracts: Types, Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment


A cataract is defined as the clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. This affects the vision by giving the sight a seemingly fogged-up or frosty vision. Cataracts progress gradually and do not usually disrupt eyesight at an early age. However, when it has developed, it will disturb vision significantly. This clouded vision can make an otherwise easy ... Read More »