How to stay healthy when traveling abroad; via @drweil #travel #health

by Paul Abramson MD
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I was interviewed for an article on Dr. Andrew Weil’s drweil.com:

I am planning a trip to sub-Saharan Africa next year. I understand I will need to get some vaccines. How do I find out which ones? Do I really have to have the shots? What other health risks should I be concerned about? And what medications apart from my prescriptions do you suggest I take with me?

International travel, especially to developing countries in Africa, Southeast Asia and South America, can offer great experiences, but can also present a variety of health risks. You might prepare by consulting a physician who specializes in travel medicine, a field that focuses on the prevention and management of health issues for international travelers

I discussed your questions with Paul Abramson, M.D., an integrative medical doctor and travel medicine specialist in San Francisco (https://mydoctorsf NULL.wpengine NULL.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/passport NULL.jpg)who is a graduate Senior Fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Abramson suggests …

Click here to read the whole story on drweil.com (https://www NULL.drweil NULL.com/health-wellness/balanced-living/healthy-living/health-risks-of-traveling-abroad/)

Or click the “travel medicine” link to the left to find out more about how we can help you travel safely.

(excerpt from drweil.com)