Three of the most common health problems that you may experience when traveling are altitude sickness, motion sickness and diarrhea.
- Altitude sickness is caused by dry air, a decrease in oxygen, and low barometric pressure when you travel to a higher altitude than you’re used to. As a result, you may have problems, such as headaches, dehydration, and shortness of breath. Find out what altitude you’re traveling to before you go to see if altitude sickness could be a problem. Give yourself time to adjust between altitudes, drink a lot more when you are high up. If that isn’t possible, then talk with your doctor before you leave home and take medicines as prescribed.
- Motion sickness is caused mostly during road travel when there is a conflict between vision and balance. Dizziness, fatigue, and nausea are the most common symptoms of motion sickness. If the motion causing nausea is not resolved, the sufferer will usually vomit. This can be avoided by looking out of the window of the moving vehicle and to gaze towards the horizon in the direction of travel or chewing also adverse the effect of motion sickness. Medication is also available which can be taken under the consultation of physician.
- The topic of diarrhea may seem gross, but it can be a serious problem. Traveler’s diarrhea, known as turista, often occurs when a foreign type of bacteria enters your digestive tract, usually when you eat contaminated food or water. The best way to prevent turista is to be very careful of the food you eat and the water you drink on the road.