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Heart Failure (Advice): Definition

Think of taking an order properly written in English stating the exact quantities of drugs to be used but also the name of the molecules in the composition of medicines.

Knowing that the holiday for reasons of stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, travel, change in eating habits, change bedding, etc..... Increase the risk of occurrence of crisis's heart failure, the patient must be familiar with the various symptoms which the most important alarm. These are (non-exhaustive list):
The worsening of dyspnea (shortness of breath)

Weight gain
The occurrence of lower limb edema prevention
Outside medical advice mentioned above, it is sometimes better to take an anxiolytic upon departure. The passenger cabin pressurization is around 5000 to 8000 feet, which leads to lower oxygen pressure relatively mild, well tolerated by all patients with heart failure when they are rightly balanced is to say responding to the criteria listed above. For this reason, the possibility of giving extra oxygen to these patients (when they are well balanced we repeat) is not justified.

Always respect the aircraft, the risk of occurrence of thrombosis (blood clots) must be taken into account much more than other passengers, for which the risk exists. Outside advice cited in the text: "phlebitis and travel," it is recommended that heart failure patients to avoid tight clothing, to drink usually and in sufficient quantity to move the legs, walking regularly, etc.... Some doctors recommend an injection of heparin (anticoagulant) low molecular weight before departure.

Upon arrival in the destination country
The patient sometimes suffers heart failure and arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) relatively frequent, which is often favored by a decrease in the levels of potassium in the blood. This decrease may result in a turista (travelers' diarrhea). This is the reason why the patient should know, before his departure, dietary laws, rules of hygiene, and drugs used in case of the occurrence of this disease.

The patient should also know that in case of occurrence of hyperthermia (high fever), an ailment, they should consult a specialist in the country where it is located, in order to obtain medical advice.

In countries where the heat is high, the patient must be able to rehydrate more frequently than usual. It is the same in case of diarrhea.

Food is sometimes disrupted during holiday periods. This is why (especially with regard to salt), the patient should know if need to use diuretics (drugs fighting against excess fluid from the body and may decompensate heart failure, to rectify an episode of heart failure). Indeed, these drugs, due to the emphasis on the elimination of the salt and water consecutively through the urine, reduce the amount of blood pumped by the heart, thereby restoring it to a function normal.

A drug must be taken regularly despite the time difference.

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