Going to a new place where the geological environment, climate, hardness of drinking water and diet are largely different from you are used to may make you feel very unaccustomed and cause diarrhea easily. You should pay much attention to the diarrhea since it will trigger the lost of water and electrolyte in your body, thus causing exhaustion, seizure, fever, and other complications.
The most efficient measure to prevent diarrhea is to drink some lactic acid beverage when in travel, such as yoghurt. Drink 1-2 glasses of yoghurt each day may basically keep diarrhea from happening with exceptions of special incidents, such as unclean food being eaten. In the case that diarrhea occurs, do not take any antibiotic, for it may be much more harmful to your body.
Insomnia is a common phenomenon for some travelers. It is mainly caused by the changed environment, like noises, light or flavor; or sickness aroused by excitement, fatigue or chronic diseases.
In order to stay away from insomnia during traveling, you should: try to keep in good mood every day; maintain your current habits on diet, sleep, etc.; try to adjust yourself to the new environment as soon as possible; take one or two pieces of stuff you used to hold for sleeping, such as a cushion, a doll or an alarm clock.
Carsick or Seasick
The main cause for carsick or seasick is the variable rectilinear motion, shake, swing or turn of the vehicle, which can result in the disorder of partial body functions of those with highly sensitive nervous systems. The occurrence is common for those with weak constitutions, especially women. Poor sleep, inappropriate diet, mental stress, and irritating stimulation of some flavors can all induce carsick or seasick, or make it more acute.
To prevent carsick or seasick, it is important to have a good sleep, a light and balanced diet, a sound mental status and free of alcohol. It is best for a carsick people to lie prone; if conditions are not allowed, he can lean his head against chair-back for a rest with eyes close. Or he may exchange the seat to a place close to the window for fresh air to relieve symptoms. Meanwhile, cooling oil or essential balm can also be applied on his forehead, or a plaster directly pasted on the bellybutton to relieve the symptoms.
Reaction to high altitude
The travelers should climb up a mountain at an even pace instead of in a hasty manner. The correct practice is to take stable paces with orderly breaths, and adjust correspondingly along with the steepness of a slope, avoiding being short of breath. Climb gradually and keep each climbing period under appropriate control to adapt to the environment with lower atmospheric pressure and thinner air. Don’t make your travel so compressed. A good sleep and diet must be guaranteed. Take regular short rest, doing some stretching and deep breaths to strengthen circulating functions and high altitude adaptability. Furthermore, more daily physical exercises should be made to promote the oxygen uptaking function.