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loss of appetite and Cheyne-Stokes?
Loss of appetite seems to be a mixture of cant really be bothered and also everything tastes bland, which is why on expeditions some take really strong flavoured items.
Main problem is not drinking sufficient but not feeling thirsty and its only when you realise your rubbery legs are part due to dehydration as to exhaustion.
But rarely should there be issues on AC since you are starting at 800m and very gradually going up the pass. Its a lot easier than EBC where you are in Lukla and 2800 from the start.
Dont fret so much about it.
I've also experienced Cheyne-Stokes above 4000m and as the other poster says, the loss of appetite was more due to the rather bland Indian fare served up by our cook. Still had plenty of appetite for sweet things, particularly marmalade. I also missed fresh fruit and veg.
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