Chronic conditions should not
prevent you from enjoying travel. As with other medical conditions, if you have a
chronic disease, you should see your healthcare provider as early as possible before
traveling. Discuss any risks that may be involved, and plan for immunizations,
medicines, and any medical devices or supplies that you may need before or during
the period of travel.
Air travel may pose certain
risks for some people. This includes those with heart failure, recent heart attack
or stroke, chest pain (angina) at rest, heart rate or rhythm disorders, uncontrolled
high blood pressure, severe anemia, sickle-cell anemia, acute mental disorders,
epilepsy, and any serious or contagious diseases. If you have one of these
conditions, your healthcare provider may advise against air travel.