When you plan a holiday, which is the upside time to plan your holiday health too.
You’ve thought carefully about wherein the world you intend to travel and you’ve done the research about what to find, the best accommodations and how to to travel, but how do you stay healthy?
The most familiar travel-related illness, particularly in developing countries, is traveller’s diarrhoea – more lovingly often known as Bali belly, Montezuma’s revenge or Rangoon runs. Between 40-60 per cent of people experience it, says Dr Sonny Lau, Medical Director of Travel Doctor Melbourne. It could be caused by contaminated food or water a great number of cases ease the next few days.
“Be sensible with what you eat and drink and get restaurants when a lot of expats eat. Wash both hands frequently or use hand sanitising gel,” says Dr Lau.
Stick to foods that could be boiled, peeled and cooked, avoid ice and choose canned and bottled drinks.
Many common illnesses, like hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera come poor sanitation and dirty water and could be avoided with vaccines.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is termed a ‘cattle class syndrome’ as well as being mostly associated with flying economy class. But Dr Lau says it might strike anybody who sits purchase periods when travelling.
“Fewer people travel in operation and leading and that’s why and now we don’t see as numerous of those travellers with DVT,” he explains.
“If you travel for more than 4-6 hours drink more water and drink enough water so you have to get up and see a toilet every a couple of hours.”
Wear supportive socks and whenever you have a status for clots the decision GP about self-injecting medication to minimise DVT.
Beating jet lag
Tiredness, disorientation, discovering it hard to sleep, constipation in addition to a loss of appetite can all be a result of jet lag. It usually disappears after some days but ease the outward symptoms on a long flight by normal water and not coffee, alcohol or fizzy drinks. Only eat if you end up hungry and keep on with light meals. Sleep on longer areas your flight and you should not nap on daylight sections of the flight.
Don’t take risks
“Common ailments at home are widespread health problems overseas, like heart attack. Have a management plan if you’ve got a medical condition,” advises Dr Lau.
“The second most familiar killer when travelling is mostly a road traffic accident or drowning. When we travel they often throw caution out the window, specially when they are inebriated. Make prudent.”
Written by Sarah Marinos