Probably part of the charm of Bolivia appropriate for being one of the highest areas of the world and if you go to visit, will be taken into account since the the altitude sickness Sorojchi (as known) beginning to show from the 2500 the 3000 m and the average height is 3800 meters, although its highest peak is Nevado Sajama (6542 m). Impress, Right?
During the first two or three day stay is normal to feel headaches, feeling of fatigue, sleep disorder and in extreme cases, nausea and vomiting, digestive disorders and incluos Vértigo. But the worry, You can fight with these tips:
It is the native and cheap method and can be readily obtained. The most common method is to chew and place on one side of the mouth. Do not swallow! From here we move that is not very nice taste, hence many people prefer to take it in tea or mate and other varieties already exist as candy.
Is a remedy no prescription needed and is in major pharmacies. Basically it is a compound based on acetylsalicylic acid and it becomes Salófeno Acetylsalicylic Acid, inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins, giving the analgesic and anti-inflammatory. It also contains Caffeine, that stimulates the Central Nervous System (SNC) thus causing an effect of mental alertness on the fatigue and somnolence.
Do not be tempted to stuff yourself with the culinary delights on the first day. If you are having some symptoms of altitude sickness, is preferable to take little food, and preferably carbohydrate, rich in sugars and starches. Especially, avoiding excess alcohol and snuff.
This insurance will be the council that will take more liking. Optimally, the first day rest. Try to go with slow unhurried movements and especially do not forget, perform deep breaths occasionally.
Back When in Rome, do what you should tell and what locals will warn:
“Drink before you are thirsty, Eat before you are hungry, abrígate before being cold and rest before getting worn out”.