While travel can be fun, it can expose you to obvious as well as hidden hazards, possibly causing illness or exacerbating existing health issues. Lack of sleep combined with stress, dehydration, increased exertion levels, musculoskeletal stresses and a change in medical-care delivery systems could have an impact on the traveler.
A few disorders, however, are actually caused by the process of getting from one place to another around the globe. This 25-page guide offer tips and advice on preventing and treating four of the most common disorders, including:
• jet lag
• motion sickness
• deep vein thrombosis
• high altitude illness