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Having Trouble With Altitude Sickness? Big Air O2 Has The Answer!

Having Trouble With Altitude Sickness? Big Air O2 Has The Answer!

Feeling dizzy? Lightheaded? Maybe a little nauseous? Out of breath after minimal physical exertion? You maybe be dealing with altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a very real ailment and is nothing to be ashamed of. The Town of Breckenridge at 9,600 feet above sea level, meaning that when you get into town you are almost twice as high as Denver! Way up here in the Rocky Mountains our air is a bit thinner, and we have a bit less oxygen available to fuel our active bodies. The effects of high altitude can vary somewhat between individuals and some may only notice minimal symptoms or even none at all! Regardless of your individual fitness level and age, altitude sickness can affect anyone and even seem random at times. The symptoms of altitude sickness are generally fairly mild. Individuals may experience shortness of breath, headache, loss of appetite, and possibly a bit of nausea. If you don’t feel any of those effects, you may find yourself a bit more out of breath after a flight of stairs or a brisk walk down the street. But don’t worry, these symptoms can be easily remedied with just a few helpful tips!

The main cause of altitude sickness symptoms can usually be attributed to lack of oxygen. When you arrive in Breckenridge at 9,600 feet above sea level, your body is still trying to function with the same oxygen levels you are accustomed to at home. The quickest and most effective method for alleviating altitude sickness symptoms is to simply provide your body with the oxygen it’s craving! Even as little as a 15 minute oxygen treatment generally provides relief from any altitude sickness you may be experiencing.

This sounds fantastic! How do I get oxygen? Do I need a prescription?
Nobody wants to put a damper on their vacation with a stop at the doctor, and guess what? You don’t have to! Big Air O2, the leading oxygen provider in Breckenridge, provides top-notch service while serving customers all throughout the Rocky Mountains. The best part? Big Air O2 delivers! How’s that for service!  Open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 7 days a week, Big Air O2 offers portable Oxygen Canisters, Oxygen Concentrator Machines optimized for maximum performance even over 13,000 feet, and even Mobile Oxygen Bars for your next party or event. Because Big Air O2 is a non-medical company, you don’t even need a prescription to rent oxygen. While they do not accept insurance, many of Big Air O2s clients submit their receipts to their insurance to receive reimbursement. Don’t forget to Save 10% with Big Air O2 just by mentioning you are a SkyRun guest! Call today to schedule your oxygen delivery!

Big Air O2 Oxygen Delivery and Portable Oxygen
Phone~ 970.485.1930

Water, Lots of Water!
Hydration is key when it comes to avoiding altitude sickness or alleviating your symptoms. At high altitude, your body will have a bit more difficulty retaining water and maintaining adequate hydration levels. Even being slightly dehydrated can exacerbate altitude sickness symptoms. Remember to drink water frequently throughout your visit in Breckenridge. Start your morning with a large glass of water followed by several more throughout the day. Not thirsty? Toss back an ice-cold glass of water anyways, your body will thank you!

Limit Your Booze, or You’re Guaranteed to Lose
Of course you’re going to want to kick back, relax, and enjoy a few drinks. You’re on vacation, that’s what you’re supposed to do! We know it can be tempting to throw caution to the wind and party like its 1999, but don’t be afraid throw a glass of water in the mix. A bottle of Gatorade or other hydrating sports drink wouldn’t hurt either.   Trust us, it’s A LOT more fun to make it out on the slopes than to spend a day on the couch with a debilitating hangover!

**Big Air O2 Ltd is a non-medical company and neither its owner nor employees are licensed to practice medicine in the state of Colorado. Consultation with a physician is always advised. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.**