high Altitude Medicals
High Altitude Medicals
At Mariners Clinic, we provide High Altitude Medicals, integrating both pre-travel medical assessments and worker education. It is essential for workers to be able to understand symptoms and prevention strategies of AMS. This approach proves cost-effective and, more importantly, substantially reduces health risks for employees operating in high-altitude work environments.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a common risk to individuals who work above 3000m above sea level. It effects about 30% of people, although its prevalence and severity varies among individuals. Common symptoms of AMS include headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping which may resolve with rest and acclimatization, but in severe cases, can lead to more serious conditions.
The exam covers medical history, physical examination, blood tests, oxygen saturation levels, visual and auditory screenings, lung function testing, ECGs, and chest X-rays.
Please call the office to make an appointment.
You must bring the following to your appointment:
AMS can affect anyone exposed to rapid ascents to high altitudes, especially when adequate acclimatization measures are not taken. At our clinic, we regularly see miners and specialized engineers working at high altitudes.
No. In general, AMS is not a concern when flying commercially because the cabin pressure is regulated to ensure passengers’ comfort and safety. As such, there is no need to receive a high altitude medical.