Altitude sickness occurs for some when they are traveling to high elevations. The initial symptoms may include nausea and headache. These symptoms may progress to significant illness which requires medical attention. It is extremely important to evaluate your medical history when deciding to travel above 4000 feet.
Cruise ship travel presents another potential source of illness. Recently, there have been viral outbreaks on board cruise ships that may be dangerous to some travelers. Hand washing is the most important factor in decreasing the spread of these illnesses.
Motion sickness is another source of illness in travelers. If you have a history of motion sickness, there are medications that we can prescribe to help alleviate your symptoms. Contact the Vanderbilt Travel Clinic today to learn more about your options.
Plane Travel itself can pose health risks for some passengers. There is an increase risk of deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in people on long flights. If you have a history of blood clots you should speak with your physician about your travel plans.