Travel Health

If you want travel health advice you can trust, I'm your gal. As a family doctor, I often get asked travel health questions so i decided to compile some travel health articles you can put your trust in! From preventing malaria to travelling in a wheelchair!

How to avoid altitude sickness – a doctors personal experience.

I thought I was prepared for altitude sickness, I’d read all the info, got the right medications, got fitter in the gym and planned my trip to allow some time for acclimatisation. After arriving in Quito at 2800m I felt fine. A couple I met over lunch told me I’d notice feeling short of breath soon but at that point I felt pretty smug that I so far was not affected! I hoped I was in the lucky few that barely noticed the altitude. A few hours later that all changed!... Read More...