Emphysema Travel Insurance
Emphysema is a particular type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a lung disease that damages the alveoli or air sacks in the lungs. Alveoli look like a cluster of grapes, which, in Emphysema, get weaker and rupture, creating one bigger space as opposed to the former collection of smaller ones, which greatly reduces the lungs’ surface area and the amount of oxygen brought into the bloodstream. As the disease gradually gets worse, the patient will become shorter of breath. The main cause of Emphysema is smoking, while air pollution and sometimes genetics might play a role as well.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please call us for a quote.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Emphysema Medical Questions
Some of the questions you may be asked when seeking Travel Insurance include:
- How many Medicines do you take for Emphysema ?
- How many hospital admissions have you had for your respiratory condition in the last year ?
- Have you needed treatment in an intensive care unit for this condition ?
- Can you always walk 200yds on the flat without becoming short of breath ?
- Have you ever been prescribed oxygen for use at home ?
- Have you ever been a smoker ?
Symptoms of Emphysema
- Increased frequency of respiratory infection
Causes of Emphysema
- Exposure to chemical gases
- Exposure to pollution
- Heavy use of tobacco
Treatment for Emphysema
- Medication such as ipratropium or salmeterol
- Oxygen therapy
- Avoiding cigarette smoke
- Avoiding cold air
- Reducing air pollution
- Improving diet
- Keeping weight up
If you are using oxygen then make sure you have an appropriate supply for travelling. Contact your oxygen supply company to see what they can arrange to supply you with oxygen in a location abroad at least 4 to 6 weeks before departure. Any medication should be carried in hand luggage in case of delays or loss of luggage.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Emphysema or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.