Before you book your trip to a far away paradise, you should think about protecting your health. With proper preparation, you can reduce the chances of any health-related problems during your vacation.
Each person’s need for vaccination might be different, depending on the length of stay, your existing health, and the nature of your travel (e.g., if you are going into the backcountry on a wilderness adventure, you might have a greater need for a vaccination than a person who is going to be in an urban area).
There are several over-the-counter products to take care of any minor health problems that you may have while travelling. Your Accès pharma affiliated-pharmacist can suggest which ones would be the most appropriate for you.
Depending on where you are travelling, you may need to pay special attention to your surroundings. Mosquitoes and other insects can spread certain diseases, so you should take all necessary precautions in order to avoid being bitten or any possible contamination.
If you are headed to a destination where malaria, the West Nile Virus virus are known to exist and carried by mosquitoes, then you should do the following:
Some of the symptoms of mosquito-transmitted diseases are quite similar to those of the flu. If you develop any of the following symptoms, it is important to see a doctor quickly:
Don’t forget that certain illnesses and bacterial infections are transmitted by contaminated food and water. In certain countries, water treatment and sanitary conditions do not guarantee safe drinking water. In such cases, it is preferable to drink only bottled water and canned drinks. Unless you are absolutely sure about the water at your destination, always avoid tap water and ice made with this water.
With more and more people flying, there is a growing number of cases of venous thromboembolism, which is essentially blockages caused by blood clots that form while sitting in the same position for an extended period of time.
While this condition is commonly known, it is not yet completely understood. For example, it is suspected that some people who are already at higher risk of circulatory problems (like those who have already had a stroke) might increase the risk of worsening their condition if they take long-distance flights.
Some precautions that can reduce the risk of circulatory problems when you fly area as follows:
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