Everyone loves to travel and visit as many places as they can. There are many people who want to see the whole world. But a lot of traveling can not be safe at times. Traveling to different climates and environments abroad can expose you to disease and health risks. You should be aware of the dangers and how to stay healthy.
So, if you are the one who wants to travel around the whole world then, here are some travel health tips that you must know.
Travel Health Tips
Traveling to different climates and environments abroad can expose you to disease and health risks. You should be aware of the dangers and know how to stay healthy?
Drink plenty of water in hot climates to avoid dehydration. Drinking a lot of water is good for health. One must normally drink at least 1 1/2 liter of water every day.
You should also make extra preparations if you have an existing medical condition.
Take out adequate Travel Insurance or you could face a huge medical bill if you fall ill and need treatment.
Be safe in the sun – use a high-factor sunscreen and avoid excessive sunbathing between 11am – 3pm
Find out the local emergency services numbers and the number of the local hospital and always keep it with you. It will be helpful in emergency.
Practice safe sex – take condoms with you as quality varies in different countries. HIV and Aids, and other sexually transmitted diseases can be caught worldwide.
Do regular stretching exercises such as flexing and extending your ankles to avoid circulation problems. Exercise regularly to avoid stress and weakness.Avoid wearing tight cloths when you are traveling long distances.
Walk round at regular intervals on long flights.
Avoid intake of alcohol in flight.
If you are pregnant or have given birth then avoid traveling or consult your doctor.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition tell your travel insurer about your condition
Check local conditions such as climate and pollution levels and consider how you might be affected before visiting a new place.
If you have a history of blood disorders, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism are taking hormonal medication (including the contraceptive pill) have cancer, heart problems or have recently had surgery tell your insurer about it and also do consult your doctor.
Ensure your medication is legal in the country you are visiting.
Learn key words and phrases in the local language for your condition, medication and emergency help
If you suffer from a mental illness you should be aware that facilities and local attitudes to mental health problems may differ from place to place.