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Travel-Induced Health Conditions: A Quick Guide

Travelling to other countries is probably one of the best and most unforgettable experiences one can ever have. I mean, who doesn’t want to go and explore the most beautiful spots in the world aside from their own land.

Travelling is definitely fun but there are a number of things we need to consider before setting sail to some far off place – from flying to the health risks like infectious diseases which you can get once you land on your destination. Like they say, we can never be too cautious when it comes to our health.

AIRPORT TRAVEL

People with inner ear balance problems such as Meniere’s disease and labyrinthitis may be reluctant to travel by airplane, fearing that the atmospheric changes and resulting pressure in their ears may worsen their symptoms.

Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear. It affects each person in a different way, but commonly its symptoms include vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss and a feeling of fullness in the ear. People with Meniere’s disease can fly safely as long as they’re guided by their physician.

Labyrinthitis is also an inner ear infection usually caused by a virus or bacteria which causes acute inflammation of the labyrinth, which affects a person’s hearing and balance.

Meniere’s disease and Labyrinthitis have similarities but are dissimilar disorders. Both are conditions which affect the inner ear, both can cause vertigo and affect a person’s balance. Both also have similar symptoms and risk factors. The main difference is that Labyrinthitis is curable, whilst Meniere’s disease is incurable.

Many people regardless of Meniere’s disease or Labyrinthitis experience ear pain during takeoff and landing, this is because of a difference between the air pressure in the ‘middle ear’ and the atmospheric pressure of the plane.

TRAVEL-INDUCED HEALTH CONDITIONS

A lot of infectious diseases are transmitted through contaminated food and water, as well as insect bites. We’ve gathered some of the most common travel diseases which you should avoid when stepping foot into other territories. This can serve as your simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad.

Typhoid

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection caused by the Gram-negative bacillus Salmonella typhi. It is acquired through contaminated food or water and is endemic to areas with poor sanitation. Vaccination is highly recommended before traveling to countries where the risk of typhoid is high. It’s most commonly contracted in developing countries such as India and parts of Asia, Africa and South America.

Symptoms: high fever, fatigue, severe headache, weakness, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, rash, constipation or diarrhea

Treatment: Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection and is typically treated effectively with a course of antibiotic medication. If not treated, typhoid fever can be fatal.

Malaria

Malaria is a serious disease spread by female mosquitoes carrying a parasite called plasmodium. The disease progresses quickly, and can be fatal. Malaria is prevalent in tropical countries. These days, you can contract malaria from at least a hundred countries around the world.

Symptoms: fever, headache, chills, nausea, vomiting

Treatment: There is no approved vaccine for malaria but there are preventative anti-malarial tablets prescribed by physicians for travelers going to high risk destinations but these tablets are also known to have unpleasant side effects. If infected, treatment can include a run of antiviral medication.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is potentially a deadly disease which is transmitted by a bite from infected mosquitoes most commonly found in the tropical regions of Africa and South America. This disease is characterized by a high fever and jaundice or the yellowing of the skin and eyes, hence, yellow fever. This viral disease can be potentially fatal as it can damage the liver and other internal organs. Yellow fever can be prevented through vaccination but it needs to be administered at least two weeks prior to travel.

Symptoms: high fever, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting

Treatment: There is no antiviral medication or specific treatment for yellow fever, but supportive care in a hospital is critical and patients should be treated in an intensive care setting.

Travellers’ diarrhea (TD)

Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common of all travel illnesses. Food and water contaminated by the bacteria called E.coli is the primary culprit of this disease. The unsanitary handling of food, as well as food that has not been thoroughly heated or has been exposed to flies can result to TD. Fortunately, traveller’s diarrhea is rarely life-threatening and usually lasts a few days. Developing countries, including some parts of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia are high-risk destinations.

Symptoms: urgent need to have a bowel movement, abrupt onset of passage of three or more loose stools a day, nausea and vomiting, explosive and painful gas, cramps, loss of appetite

Treatment: The most effective treatment for TD is usually a sequence of an antibiotic and an antimotility agent. It’s also important to stay well hydrated as dehydration is the most likely complication of TD.

Dengue Fever

Dengue is a virus spread by an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, that habitually bites during the day. Dengue fever is a risk in tropical and subtropical areas including parts of Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Africa and Latin America the Western Pacific Islands. The best way to avoid infection is to avoid mosquito bites. Protect yourself by covering up, using nets and applying mosquito repellent on your clothes or exposed skin.

Symptoms: fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, rashes

Treatment: Currently, there is no particular anti-viral treatment for dengue. Usually, dengue clears up in a few weeks and serious complications are uncommon, but there are also severe cases which sometimes results in death.

Psychic Festivals Itinerary: Travel The World Telling Fortunes

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Many people are born with psychic skills but other people develop their psychic abilities through some training and started giving psychic readings to family and friends before working as professional psychic reader. If your psychic ability is clear and accurate you have the opportunity to use this gift as your vocation. Working as a professional psychic can be extremely rewarding. You can set yourself to a psychic job working in an established company like www.psychiccentral.com.au by giving psychic readings by telephone or you can give face to face psychic reading. Developing your psychic skills and combining it with other forms of healing modalities and counselling will give you added dimension. There are lots of ways to turn your psychic skills into opportunities to meet like-minded people and travel the world telling fortunes at psychic festivals.

There’s no way to renew commitment to self-expression and healing with a community of like-minded souls. Independent psychics who love to travel and meet different people can share their gifts with people nationally and internationally. It’s now possible to link up with other psychics and spiritual practitioners around the world by attending new age and psychic festivals. Psychics from different places will enjoy personalised experience as most festival organisers invite psychics all over the world and tailor packages which offer exclusive passes to cater to different modalities.

Body-Mind-And-Psychic-Expo

Body Mind & Psychic Expo is Australia’s largest psychic, alternative health and wellbeing 2 day festival scheduled on 14th & 15th of May 2016 at the Adelaide Showground at Wayville on the edge of the CBD.  It’s a showcase of Adelaide’s alternatives from health and fitness, lifestyle and nutrition, natural remedies, relaxation and recreation and a chance to explore the Psychic through tarot and astrology, palmistry and numerology plus a chance to win 1 hour free psychic reading with one of Australia’s top psychics Anil Nar.

Psychic-and-Holistic-Fair

The Big Purple Psychic & Holistic Fair UK is held three times a year in the modern Atrium of Chessington Community College with workshops in David Kemp Theatre. They provide affordable, accessible, quality fair spreading love and light to everybody who visits. They have hosts to varied talks and workshops from recognised practitioners you can listen, learn, participate and have fun joining spiritually minded people. The aim of this festival is provide visitors the most enjoyable and informative Psychic & Holistic Fair.

Psychic-Fair-Psychic-Festival

The Annual Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo is Salem’s longest-running psychic festival where you can explore the future with a psychic reading. The Annual Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo features the Witch City’s most gifted Psychics, that is officially licensed by the city of Salem. Meet real practicing Witches, and have an appointment with talented psychic readers as you delve into your destiny or explore the emporium of magical gifts. The festival will be hosted by Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the Witches of Salem.

Mind-Body-Spirit-Festival

Mind Body Spirit Festival is a fun-filled day at Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapy festival. Visitors will surely learn from over 200 exhibitors and free inspirational seminars. You can participate in psychic reading, watch the free stage performances,  join a free meditation session, try some body pampering and taste some delicious health foods.

 Conscious-Living-Expo

Conscious Living Expo is a festival that creates connections for the expansion of consciousness. It inspires people to co-create a more sustainable way of living in peace, harmony and happiness. It provides a local and global platform for emerging authors, musicians, speakers, psychics and artists to communicate their ideas, to express their purpose and vision in contributing to a more conscious world.

Check out psychic and spiritual directories like Spiritual Events & Directory and Body Mind Spirit Directory to find Psychic Festivals, Trade Shows, Holistic Health Expos, Retreats, Conferences and Travel Opportunities that cover Body Mind Spirit, Conscious Living, Natural Healing, Nutrition, Gluten Free Lifestyles, Whole Foods,  Organics, Green Lifestyles, Wellness, Yoga , Sustainability, Self Reliance, Metaphysics, Faeries, Gems, Beads, Spirituality and Inspiration all over the world.