Malavath Poorna at 13 climbed Mount Everest a rare feat by a Female
- Frostbite: At temperatures below 4°C (25°F) which is skin’s freezing point and humans are at risk of frostbite. Frostbite is three degrees deep – frost nip, superficial frostbite, and deep frostbite. One can not recognize frostbite in its first stage because the affected area will be numb. At this stage the problem is curable with medical treatment. However, in severe frostbite, permanent damage is possible, depending on how long and how deeply the tissue is frozen. In severe cases, blood flow to the area may stop and blood vessels, muscles, nerves, tendons, and bones are permanently affected. If the frozen tissue dies, the area is amputated.
- Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): At altitudes above 8200 ft, human body receives less oxygen and blood flow to the brain increases causing swelling of the brain and the following symptoms will result.
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea or vomiting
The best treatment for this problem is to descent immediately.
- High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): If the brain swelling is at higher levels it is a dangerous condition and known as high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). Symptoms of HACE include:
- Profoundly inhibited mental function
- Loss of muscle coordination
- Impaired speech
- Severe headache
- Nausea or vomiting
Immediate treatment is either immediate descent or use of a hyperbolic oxygen chamber.
- High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) : At altitudes above 2500m or 8300 ft. – HAPE – flu-like symptoms that will lead to death if left unattended At these altitudes body tries to get more oxygen by diverting more blood flow to the lungs causing HAPE. The symptoms include
- Extreme difficulty breathing
- Very rapid breathing rate
- Lack of motivation
- Pale complexion
- Constant coughing
- Gurgling sounds coming from chest
The best and recommended treatment to this adverse condition is enough rest time, as over-exertion multiplies the likelihood that this condition will strike. After the onset of symptoms, death can ensue extremely rapidly, so immediate descent is vital.
Malavath Poorna adds other dangers like
- Stepping in the wrong place and falling into crevasse.
- Lack of Oxygen cylinders
- Afternoon Storms
- Falls and avalanches
When this lad could surpass these risks and make a great feat why not all youngsters. Is this not this article an inspiration