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19 Tips for Health Care When You Travel To Tibet

AFTER June, tours in Tibet entered the peak tourism season. In response to the health concerns of tourists, doctors warned that most people can adapt to the environment of the plateau but should pay close attention to the physical changes while enjoying the beautiful scenery in Tibet and seek medical advice in time if symptoms of discomfort appear.
Tian Peng, director of respiratory medicine at Fukang Hospital in Tibet, suggested that visitors should have a physical check-up before entering Tibet to keep abreast of blood pressure and heart and lung function. On this basis, do proper exercise, and maintain a good mentality and adequate sleep.
Travel Tips of Health Care for Going to Tibet
Tian Peng said visitors may experience acute altitude sickness when they enter Tibet. The specific symptoms are a headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pain, insomnia, somnolence, loss of appetite, abdominal distension, numbness in hands and feet etc. In the event of acute altitude sickness, should stay in bed, drink fluids, and activity should be reduced before the symptoms improve. Most people will recover to normal without treatment after 3 to 10 days of adaptation, the symptoms will gradually disappear. But in case the symptoms didn't abate or even worse should go to the hospital as soon as possible.
Patients with heart, lung, brain, liver and kidney disease, as well as severe anemia, hypertension, and diabetes, are not recommended to travel to Tibet. For these people, the adaptability to the plateau environment is poor, in the early stage of entry to Tibet, the risk of acute mountain sickness is significantly higher than that of others, if staying in Tibet for a long time, it is also more likely to suffer from various chronic mountain sickness than other people. At the same time, as the body to adapt to the plateau environment, the heart, lung and other important organs of the compensatory activities increased, the burden of the organs increased too, which may make the disease more serious. In addition, if you caught a serious cold, you are recommended to enter Tibet after cured.
Meanwhile, Brian Yang, travel expert at Travel West China in Lhasa suggested that the temperature difference between day and night in Tibet is big, visitors should pay attention to add or subtract clothes in time to avoid catching a cold. In the aspect of diet, eat foods rich in carbon-containing compounds and easily digestible food. Drink plenty of water to maintain enough moisture in the body. Do not eat too much meat and should not overeat, avoid alcohol. Activities should not be too frequent. Try to avoid excessive fatigue and unnecessary worry, and maintain a good mentality, and ensure adequate sleep.
Tibet Travel News - Travel West China Tour Information Center

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