Travellers of all ages may need to manage medications while travelling, but it's more relevant to the over-40s -- especially those of us with chronic conditions that must be managed in order to keep us fit, healthy and on the road.
How to manage your medication while travelling
Chronic conditions include diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, vascular disease, arthritis, and airways diseases such as emphysema, COPD and asthma.
Read more from Possess The World: How to travel with a chronic disease
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Useful sources of information
Please note: you should discuss these sources of information with your healthcare professional during your pre-travel consultation. They may find it useful to know where you get information and explain anything you don’t understand.
The Australian Travel Doctor website is a private company that has information on vaccinations, travel tips and medication management relevant to Australian travellers.
The National Health Service (UK) has travel tips for those managing chronic conditions while travelling, including fact sheets that you can download to take with you.
The NPS Medicinewise site is an Australian not-for-profit that publishes information about chronic conditions, medications and management for both health professionals and patients. The information is easy to understand way and there is a smartphone app you can download for medication management.
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