Plane and health

Plane and health

by plane is not only fast and comfortable way of movement between the countries, but also serious health hazard of the person. It is dependent on features of an organism, flights by plane can be contraindicated to some people. Besides rather small probability of plane crash, there is a mass of the factors which are harmful affecting health.

  1. Air in salon. After take-off of the plane pressure in salon goes down that in turn causes expansion of air in a cavity of a middle ear and near-nasal cavities. At diseases which can disturb free air flow there can be pain. Also aboard humidity of air very low also makes about twenty percent whereas the average person needs to be in the room with humidity thirty percent. At distant flights the drying of skin, eyes and mucous membranes is possible. For minimization of unpleasant feelings it is recommended to drink often water or juice, not to drink alcohol, tea, coffee and sparkling water.
  2. Pressure on the plane. During flight pressure on the plane is less normal, despite full tightness of salon. People with cardiovascular diseases should show extra care in this regard a factor.
  3. Long stay in a motionless pose. At flight we long time sit without moving. Because of it can flow legs that is fraught with narrowing of vessels and delay of blood circulation. It can lead to formation of blood clot. At the big sizes the blood clot can cause hypostases and painful feelings. Probability of appearance of blood clot is especially high if you have problems with blood turning if you smoke if you take the hormonal drugs and if your relatives had a thrombosis. To reduce risk of blood clot to a minimum, it is necessary to adhere to the following recommendations:
  4. Change a pose more often.
  5. You do not smoke before flight and during flight.
  6. Try to go as often as possible on salon.
  7. Choose the place with big space for legs.
  8. Drink water more often.
  9. Put on comfortable and not close footwear.

Jetlag. At long air flights you will inevitably cross several time zones, forcing down the biological clock. After flight the strong weakness, nausea and insomnia are possible. To minimize unpleasant feelings, follow such advice:

  • Take off during daylight hours.
  • Sleep well before flight.
  • Do not overeat before flight.
  • After an arrival try to adapt to a new day regimen as soon as possible.

Also doctors advise to refrain from flights by plane to the following categories of people:

  • To people with a heart trouble.
  • To people with psychiatric diseases.
  • To people, sick pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma.
  • To people with heavy thrombosis.
  • To the people who underwent recently an operation.
  • To pregnant women.
  • To newborn babies.
  • To the people who had recently a heart attack or a stroke.
  • To people with the increased intra cranial pressure.
  • To people with an acute infectious disease.
  • To people with a severe form of a respiratory disease.

Also always you remember that at suddenly arisen problems with health it is necessary will address any crew member. They are trained to give first aid, and on each board there is a set of first aid.           

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team