As the saying goes, "this too, will pass," and so should your current
irritations, according to this University of Colorado Health Sciences
Center article titled "Effects of High Altitude on Visitors."
Although aimed at a visitor to Colorado, the tips are very applicable
to a new resident of the "Mile High City" as well.
"The two main differences between the high altitude environment and
sea level are decreased oxygen delivery and decreased humidity, or
moisture content, in the surrounding air.
The initial complaints should disappear as your body adjusts to the
lowered oxygen content and dryness. This may take anywhere from a few
days to a few weeks. Upon arrival to high altitude, do not overdo.
Drink plenty of water. Eat lightly. For the first 48-72 hours, limit
alcohol. Alcohol aggravates the high altitude syndrome. Most of all
keep physical exertion to a minimum for the first day. Over-exertion
before your body can adapt to the lower oxygen and dryness can result
in more severe and persistent symptoms.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Rest appropriately and do not overdo the
first two days. Take a nap when sleepy and get a good night's sleep
after a day of hiking or sightseeing. Eat lightly and drink plenty of
liquids, but limit alcohol for the first 48 hours. You may wish to
include a good moisture crème or lotion and a bottle of artificial
tears when you pack your luggage.
As a resident of Colorado for over 25 years, I experienced the same
symptoms when I first moved here, and still do when I return from a
few weeks at low altitudes. I just make sure I drink extra water
when I get back, get some extra rest, and it goes away in a few days.
Also keep in mind that you are going to be exposed to more rays from
the sun at high altitude, so get in the habit to putting on sunscreen
if you are going to be out and about.
If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.
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