A 86-year-old female asked:
my mother has elder leukemia, diabetes and a little alhemizers . will staying in a strange place and flying to fl stress her conditions?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: There will be some stress involved, both mental and physical. However, this stress may be offset by being around family, or the positive stimulation from going on vacation. Pay extra care especially to blood sugar levels.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Not generally: The commercial airplane is pressurized for about 10,000 ft altitude. However there may be complicating conditions that you did not mention here. Check with her physician for further comments.
Last updated Jun 30, 2018
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