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Travel-Related Disorders

Some disorders are actually caused by the process of getting from one place to another around the globe. Learn how to prevent and treat the most common.While travel can be fun, it can expose you to obvious as well as hidden hazards, possibly causing illness or exacerbating existing health issues. Lack of sleep combined with stress, dehydration, increased exertion levels, musculoskeletal stresses and a change in medical-care delivery systems could have an impact on the traveler.

A few disorders, however, are actually caused by the process of getting from one place to another around the globe.

The four most common conditions caused by travel are jet lag, motion sickness, deep vein thrombosis, and high altitude illness. The following sections provide a summary of the causes and symptoms of each condition as well as tips for prevention and instructions for treatment.


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