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Asthmatic and travelling to mountains? 5 things you MUST know

Mountains are always a bliss, but if you are suffering from breathing problems, you have to take really good care.

Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 30, 2018 12:27 IST ]
Asthmatic and travelling to mountains? 5 precautionary

Asthmatic and travelling to mountains? 5 precautionary measures you should take 

Asthma is one of the most common medical conditions that people face these days mainly due to air pollution. Due to lack of knowledge, some of them are restricted from simple pleasures of life, like going on mountains for vacation. Well, it could be a challenge to travel to high altitudes with asthma, but it is not impossible. 

Lately, there have been many discoveries in medical science that can allow asthma patients to travel freely without worrying about the medical situation. Here are some tips for all those who are planning to go on mountains for vacation.

Go slow, give your body time to acclimatized. High altitude-related illnesses are caused by hypoxia which happens if you are traveling high too fast.

Symptoms of acute mountain sickness include headache and vomiting. In this case, one should raise the pressure of inhaled air with portable pressure bags.

Never forget to take your inhalers and keep it with yourself all the time. Always carry some spare inhalers and put it in your main luggage.

Contact your doctor before going on the vacation. Discuss and also take tips so that you won’t have to face any problem in the future.

Always take your prescription. In any case, if your medicines are lost, it will be easier to get it replaced.

Your travel can be a lot easier if you can share about your disease with your co-traveller. Be honest as the person can help you a lot if the situation gets worse.

You have to be very careful if you are planning to do certain activities like trekking or scuba-diving. Don’t forget to tell your instructor about your disease and while doing physical activities, follow the recommended precautions.     

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