Healthcare during your travels in South America Practical information about your health during your travels in South America Visiting new places means that your body has to get used to new surroundings, colder, warmer (stronger sunshine), higher altitude and different food than it is used to. For everyone this can mean something different. Some people adapt quick, others need more time, but in the end almost everyone gets used to their new surroundings. The most important thing is that you listen to your body. Take it easy the first few days and let your body slowly adapt to the new things you eat and the new surrounding you are. Be also careful with using strong medicine against diarrhea like lopromide.
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Travelling to South America with Disabilities If you love to travel, but have a disability and/or special medical condition, then we can highly recommend having a look at the following website: More info about travelling with a Disability/ Medical condition On this website you can find information about: – Travelling with a wheelchair – Travelling with Cancer – Travelling with a heart condition – Travelling with someone with dementia – Travelling with high blood pressure / hypertension – Travelling abroad after a stroke – Taking medical supplies through customs – Special insurances that pay for part of your travel expenses – and much more info: With great thanks to Carson Carter who allows us to share his recent article about traveling with
Altitude sickness while traveling in South America What you need to know while travelling to high altitude locations One of the things you have to be prepared for while you travel to higher altitudes in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador is altitude sickness or “soroche”. Altitude Sickness is a strange kind of disease that everyone can get, but doesn´t always has the same effects on everyone. Some people already feel weak at an altitude of a 1000 m, others only above the 3000 m altitude. In general most people feel the symptomes of altitude sickness when they are above 2500 m altitude and/or ascend more than 300m a day and sleep on this higher altitude. If you ascend to an higher