Stroke awareness: Tips for flying after a stroke

Added 26/05/2016


May is stroke awareness month, so we’ve got together with Dr Ruth Handford to publish some new travel tips all about flying after a stroke or mini stroke.

According to the Stroke Association there are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK and by the age of 75, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 6 men will have a stroke.

Stroke is also one of the largest causes of disability in the UK, half of all stroke survivors will have a disability and/or mobility issues.

Suffering a stroke does not mean that you can never fly again, but there are some guidelines you should follow and you should plan for your trip carefully to make sure you are as comfortable as possible and to reduce your risk of further health problems such as DVT.

Our latest tips for flying after a stroke are written by Dr Ruth Handford who is a GP with over 10 years' experience of working in both hospital and primary care. Dr Handford looks at how soon after a stroke it is safe to fly, mobility issues on board the aircraft and how to make your journey as comfortable and safe as possible.

Read the full article: Flying after a stroke