Serving Aspen (7980 ft), Snowmass Village (8104 ft), Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale and surrounding areas.
Altitude Sickness or AMS acute mountain sickness is loosely explained by Wikipedia as a pathological effect of high altitude on humans caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It presents as a collection of non specific symptoms, resembling the flu. “Without the sore throat or cough”.
It is almost impossible to determine who will be effected, although the elderly, asthma sufferers, smokers, and other individuals with respiratory disorders, such as COPD, Emphysema, etc. are at risk. Anyone of any age regardless of physical condition can be affected by altitude sickness, especially those visiting from sea level. Over half of all vacationers that visit high altitude are at risk. High Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness can be mild to severe.
Activities at high altitude can be physically demanding. Skiing, Snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobiling in the winter and spring. Hiking, biking, white water rafting, horseback riding, hunting in the summer and fall require well rested individuals with clear minds to be at their best for the full enjoyment of their activity.
Nothing worse that a throbbing headache. They can be mild to extreme.
Some vacationers may wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air or unable to catch their breath performing normal daily activities.
An over all feeling of exhaustion, usually do to lack of sleep.
Extreme cases can lead to dehydration and could require emergency care and even hospitalization.
The best remedy for the effects of high altitude is to descend, since that is not an option while you are vacationing, supplemental oxygen by 10 liter oxygen concentrator is the next best to help you to relax so you can sleep, relieve headaches and nausea and improve appetites without any side affects like some prescribed medications and is not addictive. “You have been addicted to oxygen your entire life”.
Aspen Oxygen rents and sells 10 liter continuous flow oxygen concentrators. “Do not except anything less”, it is the most powerful concentrator in a pre-hospital setting.
If symptoms are mild, a nasal cannula is suitable and more comfortable to sleep with than a mask, although some still prefer the NRB mask. Another advantage is that two people can use the 10 liter oxygen concentrator at the same time with the provided Y splitter.
All rentals come with nasal cannulas, mask, bubble humidifiers, Y splitter, and extention tubing.
Why take the chance?
We understand the time and expense in vacationing. It would be a shame to suffer from Altitude Sickness, when such an easy and affordable solution is available.
Contact Aspen Oxygen and let one of our informative representatives customize a supplemental oxygen package to your needs.
Rates may vary depending on length of stay and time of year. Alpine Oxygen Concentrators are comparable in price to lesser systems available. Group accomodations and free delivery is available.