Things Every Heart Patient Should Consider

May 24, 2018

As the traveling season in the northern hemisphere starts to peak I though it of value that we preppers prepare should we be traveling with family and friends who might have had heart issues.

Travelling around the world is not forbidden for heart patients. Most people with heart-illnesses travel to different places, provided that their heart condition is stable and in control. If you are also a heart patient, or any of your family members have cardiovascular diseases, and you wish to go on a family vacation, just remember to consult your or their  doctor. More importantly, if you are feeling well and your reports have not been alarming, then you probably are good to go. As such, being preppers, if you are planning to go on a much-anticipated trip, then here are some practical guidelines for you and yours.

When Planning Your Holiday, You Should Probably Think About the Following:

Stay at an accommodation which is easier to reach and closer to health facilities

Make sure to compare health insurance policies and choose one clubbed with an additional coverage for pre-existing medical conditions

Go to destinations where a lot of walking is not required. Avoid going to hilly areas where you might need to trek a lot. Without a doubt, any strenuous activity should be evaded. You should play it safe until your doctor gives you the go-ahead to do such activities

Keep a list of the medications, as well as, the doctor’s prescription handy. You should carry it with you all the time. In case of an emergency, you can always refer to it

Carry enough medications with you so that you do not run out of them during your trip

Carry a letter of explanation from your healthcare provider regarding your heart-condition, especially when going abroad or when travelling by airplane. This letter should mention the drugs that you are on and any allergies that you may have. If you have a pacemaker or any other medical device fitted in your body, then that should also be highlighted in this document.

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