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Travel Specific Health Concerns
Malaria and Traveler’s Diarrhea during pregnancy carry significant risks. This section discusses some of the possible complications that can occur while traveling when pregnant, and how to mitigate the risks.
Many families travel to Mexico and abroad, and here we discuss issues such as vaccinations, airplane and automotive travel, as well as many other helpful tips.
Diarrhea when traveling to a foreign country is common, with some studies claiming that it may affect up to 50% of travelers who stay at least a week in Mexico. We recommend you take the time to read this section and learn how to prevent illness.
Having diabetes should not limit most people from traveling, yet a certain amount of education can help prevent diabetes-associated complications. In this section we provide various travel tips and advice on how to travel wisely.
Chronic illness of any type can create a reluctance to travel far from home. This is especially true if you are a patient with kidney disease or needing dialysis, as you must find a vacation spot with both good medical facilities and excellent dialysis centers. We find that with proper planning you can still enjoy a great vacation.
Blood clots that form in the deep veins of the leg can break off and travel to the lungs or the heart (pulmonary embolus), with potential to cause a serious medical situation. Studies have shown that people who ride on planes for longer than eight hours are at an increased risk of developing these potentially dangerous clots.
Before planning a trip to Mexico, it is important to realize that Mexican authorities have made little, if any, effort to ease the lives of handicapped or disabled persons. Click on the link above to learn available options.
If you are one of the unlucky individuals who become ill in the back seat of a moving vehicle, on a bumpy plane ride, or on the ocean, there are some maneuvers you may employ to lessen your symptoms.
Learn more about jet lag and how to minimize its effects.
Excessive UVA and UVB energy from the sun causes the skin to burn, which will lead to pain and discomfort that, can interfere with a fun vacation.
Surgery and Flying
We recommend that you do not fly within three weeks of major abdominal or chest surgery. If you had recent eye surgery (including Lasik), fly only in pressurized cabins.
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My name is Laura Read. I had a hysterectomy in Hermosillo, Mexico in August of 2011 with Dr. Jose Gonzalez. So my doctor, my OB here in the states let me know that I needed a hysterectomy. Unfortunately I don’t have insurance and to have that surgery here in the states, just to walk into the hospital I needed $20,000, which I did not have.
I did a lot of research, and my brother had had surgery in Mexico a couple years prior.» read more