Discover what are the most common diseases and conditions of the traveler

Many are the problems experienced by millions of travelers around the world. Some of them can cause health complications that require some kind of medical assistance.

Therefore, in this QTAssist article, we will tell you in detail, what are the medical conditions and problems that usually affect those who travel.

A conceptual approach to travelers' health problems

In this section, we will detail the conditions that travelers suffer most frequently:

  • Jet Lag: due to changes in the time zones, this time lag causes an alteration in the organic regulation of the sleep-wake state. It can generate in the passenger: dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, lack of concentration, malaise and insomnia. The arrest of this symptomatology varies according to each person.
  • Bad altitude: when traveling to places with differences in height, the uptake of oxygen by the traveler is modified. Generally, it usually appears when the altitude exceeds 2500-3000 meters. The most common symptoms are: migraines, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, tiredness, fatigue, increased heart rate, confusion, cough and difficulty walking.
  • Traveler's diarrhea: appears by consuming drinks or food contaminated with bacteria and viruses. It is recommended to drink mineralized water, not to eat fruits or raw fish and not to eat meals in street stalls. In turn, wash your hands frequently.
  • Constipation: it can be the result of immobilization, caused by long trips, lack of hydration and a change in diet. Strong pain in the abdomen and general malaise are experienced.
  • Allergies and infections: you should avoid bathing in areas potentially infected by larvae and all kinds of dirt, as they can cause infectious conditions in the eyes, ears and digestive system, as well as allergic skin conditions.

What precautions should travelers take with chronic conditions?

Any person who has a chronic health problem should make a prior medical consultation and carry with them an identifier of their illness and the treatment they need, in case contingencies occur. Next, some of the most common cases will be explained:

  • Diabetic passenger: it is recommended to take the corresponding medication and respect the meals. Also, wear comfortable shoes and avoid trauma from falls.
  • Allergic traveler: the visit of geographical areas with high concentration of contamination, allergens and insects should be avoided. In turn, it is advisable to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreens.
  • Cardiorespiratory diseases: every patient with this type of complications must have medical approval to travel, along with the relevant medication and a current electrocardiogram. It is advisable to be very careful when visiting high altitude areas, variable climates and high humidity levels.

If any of your clients are about to make a trip, from QTAssist, we recommend that you inform them about the importance of knowing what your coverage is in case of contingencies of this class. And so, you can make a pleasant trip, in which your health is fully insured.

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