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13===High Altitude Pulmonary Edeama (HAPE)===13===High Altitude Pulmonary Edeama (HAPE)===
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15High-altitude pulmonary edeama (HAPE) is a condition that occasionally happens to individuals ascending to higher altitudes, especially above 8000 ft. Pulmonary edeama is excess fluid in the lungs, either in the lung tissue itself or in the space normally used for gas exchange (oxygen for carbon dioxide). Fluid in the lungs renders them unable to perform their normal task, and thus the victim cannot get enough oxygen. 15High-altitude pulmonary edeama (HAPE) is a condition that occasionally happens to individuals ascending to higher altitudes, especially above 8000 ft. Pulmonary edeama is excess fluid in the lungs, either in the lung tissue itself or in the space normally used for gas exchange (oxygen for carbon dioxide). Fluid in the lungs renders them unable to perform their normal task, and thus the victim cannot get enough oxygen. HAPE can occur suddenly. Do not underestimate its seriousness, it is deadly.
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17===High Altitude Cerebral Edeama (HACE)===17===High Altitude Cerebral Edeama (HACE)===
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19High Altitude Cerebral Edeam (HACE) is a condition where the brain swells.19High Altitude Cerebral Edeam (HACE) is a condition where the brain swells. Major pressure is felt in the eyes and severe headache, worse than a migraine. Seek medical attention immediately, if left untreated coma and death will occur.
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22==Prevention==22==Prevention==