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Chronic Illnesses and Travel

Travel-related considerations for chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, gallstones, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.According to the World Health Organization, 35 million people died in 2005 from chronic diseases — such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other conditions. But millions and millions more live with chronic illnesses, many of them with ease. If you have such an illness, there may be some limits on where and how you should travel — but with certain precautions, you can likely still travel safely, even internationally.

Detailed here are travel-related considerations for individuals with some of the most common chronic conditions.

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