3 Travel Considerations If You Have a Lung Disease

As the weather turns warmer, many of us will be thinking about vacations and traveling. While traveling with a lung disease does require some careful consideration, having a lung disease doesn’t mean that you have to be confined to the house.

The British Lung Foundation has some advice for traveling with a lung disease and some of the things you may have to think about while planning your trip.

If traveling by bus, ferry, cruise ships, plane or train, you will need to contact the operator if you need to travel with oxygen. They’ll be able to advise you of their oxygen policy, what you need to bring or if you need any special equipment. If you need a wheelchair you will need to find out if there is wheelchair access or assistance to help you get on and off the vehicle.

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