Just because you have a cardiovascular situation doesn’t mean that you should avoid travelling altogether. However, it does affect your situation and there are some things that you need to take care of. Also consult your doctor for any specific things he might want you to take care of. Here are a few heart smart tips for you:
The first and foremost step is to be well equipped for your vacation and business trip just as you would be at home. Make sure that you have your medicines, blood sugar checking machine and the likes.
Make sure where you’re going, there is a medical facility at your destination. Know what your health insurance covers. Does it require taking your medical records with you? Do that, if required. Be well prepared.
Best to Travel- By Air or Train
Know what suits you best to travel- by air or train. High altitudes can make you more symptomatic if you have coronary heart disease. Because of the disease, your heart has to work harder if you already have blockage.
Watch out for symptoms. Notice if you have shortness of breath or other symptoms that could indicate your shift from a stable to unstable position. It is better if you don’t travel alone. Travel with someone who can help you if you in times of need, and who knows about your disease and its proper medication.
Stay in an accommodation that’s easy to reach and is close to any amenities you might need. Talk to the hotel or guest house staff in advance about your condition.
To Consult Your Doctor
If you are going for a holiday, choose your vacation thoughtfully. Don’t go to hilly areas and don’t indulge in activities that are too vigorous unless you’re confident that you’re recovered and are fit enough for that level of activity. Even for this, you may want to consult your doctor.
No disease tells you to stop enjoying or living your life completely. However, if you are not careful, you may have to suffer the repercussions! Stay safe, stay healthy!