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

by Paul Abramson MD

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 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

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)

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