Health Care

For less serious health issues
Guardian Urgent Care
Address    1 Broadway Ste 100A, Denver  CO 80203
Phone       (303) 455-6345

The closest hospital 
Denver Health Medical Center (used to be Denver General) 
Address    777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204
Phone       (303) 436-6000

Altitude sickness

Newcomers to Colorado may experience symptoms related to altitude sickness until their bodies adjust to the lower air pressure.

The following steps can help you prevent or reduce the effect of high altitude until your body adjusts to the climate:

Stay hydrated. Fluid loss often accompanies the acclimatization process, so drink three to four quarts of water per day to remain properly hydrated.
Don't overexert yourself. Light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating symptoms of altitude sickness.
Avoid alcohol and tobacco. Alcohol acts as a depressant to depress respiration during sleep. In addition, tobacco products may decrease lung capacity.
Eat a high-carb diet. More than 70 percent of your daily calories should come from complex carbohydrates such as starches. 


For more information on adjusting to high altitude, visit Princeton University's Outdoor Action Guide to High Altitude
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