Spain… breathe better

One of our Top destinations is Spain. Spain is a fantastic holiday destination especially when you need medical oxygen to accompany you on your travels too.

Spain has many diverse types of holidays to be enjoyed from beach holidays to city breaks and family fun filled trips. Choose from Costa Brava or Catalonia on the main land or travel to the islands of Majorca or Menorca. All have beautiful beaches, landscapes and that Spanish flare.

Spain is one of our most popular and most experienced destinations where we have a 20 year knowledge of suppliers, networks and of course help whilst you plan your trip to anywhere in Spain or its surrounding islands.

For more advice with medical oxygen in Spain just contact us today!

Is hot weather good for asthma?

Heat and hot weather may cause asthma symptoms to flare up but as long as you plan and keep it under control summer can be enjoyed and be great for you!

All the usual triggers associated with summer time will try to dampen your holiday spirits such as increased pollen levels, rising temperatures and pollution particles.

As long as you make sure to:

  • Plan ahead with checking weather reports and making sure you pack all your medical essentials
  • Check pollen counts this will help plan indoor vs outdoor activities
  • Stay Cool in the shade, wear a hat and stay indoors to prevent from overheating
  • Keep hydrated with plenty of fluids especially during the daytime when the sun is at its hottest

Now remember to pack your sunglasses and know you can relax and enjoy your summer time.

I need oxygen for my holiday…

oxygen for holiday

You can still travel the world, even when you need medical oxygen too. If you need oxygen for your holiday here are some popular questions you may be wondering:

  1. Can you travel abroad with oxygen? If you need oxygen on your holiday, you will need to arrange oxygen at your destination before you travel. Contact OxygenWorldwide for quotes.
  2. Can I take oxygen on a plane? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not allow travellers to carry their own oxygen aboard  aircraft. You are advised that a Department of Transportation approved battery-powered portable oxygen concentrator is ok to use.
  3. How much is a portable oxygen concentrator? Buying your own is expensive but to use whilst on holiday prices do vary but using experienced OyxgenWorlwide can obtain competitive quotes and have the knowledge of many locations across the globe.
  4. How do you travel abroad with oxygen? Contact the airline you are travelling with first, make sure you have your prescription and also any doctors notes to take with you. Prepare and plan your requirements needed for the duration of the trip. Use OxygenWorldwide as the 24 hours service whilst on your trip allows for that extra care needed when abroad and possibly not your native language.

5 things you can do if you suffer from cluster headaches

If you suffer from cluster headaches you will know the intense pain is so bad some women compare it to contractions during birth. There is quite a lot of help and advice out there and even though oxygen therapy is known to help relieve symptoms where you breathe pure oxygen through a face mask. There is a lot of good advice on how to help assist the affects of these periods of headaches.

Triggers are known to cause these episodes such as; alcohol, bright lights, coffee, flying or being at high altitudes or even heat such as a hot bath or being in hot weather can also trigger cluster headaches.

  1. Ginger – drink ginger tea as this helps to reduce pain and this is a simple and easy way to help relieve symptoms
  2. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes as this may actually increase the number of episodes you will have so best to avoid entirely
  3. Vitamins – these help in a number of ways from the anti oxidants to reducing frequency, speak to your local health expert on what you should be taking each day
  4. Exercising – increase your blood circulation and reduce your stress levels through exercising – so hit your local gym
  5. Be outdoors – we know oxygen helps so getting outdoors will certainly help naturally

If you need oxygen for your travels please do speak with our team of experts who can assist you in organising oxygen for your holiday.

Our Editors pick on the 5 places to travel to with medical oxygen…

So you want to go away and as you know we are always giving helpful advice on travelling with medical oxygen. In our blog today we want to highlight our ‘Editor Picks’ that we have seen as the best places to travel to when you have to bring medical oxygen as a companion too.

It can be difficult to even choose where to go to for a holiday but you want to be able to have a stress free journey and use of oxygen whilst on vacation.

We supply medical oxygen needs to so many countries see our website here for more details on where we deliver but our most popular travel destinations are:

  1. Spain:
    Malaga, Gran Canaria, Alicante, Tenerife and Mallorca
spanish dancing
Traditional Flamenco Spanish dancing

2) Italy:
Rome, Venice, Milan

Gondola in Venice

3) Croatia:
Various coastal destinations

Coast of Croatia

4) USA:
Disneyland in Orlando

The Magic Kingdom

5) Turkey:
Istanbul, Antalya, Marmaris, Side, Alanya

Discover Turkey

Hope our top 5 popular travel destinations have inspired you to plan your next trip with oxygen. Please do speak to one of our experienced team members to help advise, quote and assist you on your travel plans today.

Do you need Oxygen to travel? Here’s our Guide.

Travel is such an exciting experience and when you are not travelling domestically with medical oxygen flying internationally means you just need to prepare a bit more so that you are fully prepared for travel with medical oxygen.

Here is our guide to help you prepare for that exciting new trip across the waters via aeroplane:

  1. It is advisable to book your flight as early as possible. Not only does this give you enough time to plan and arrange your oxygen needs but it also confirms that the airline is able to make arrangements for your medical requirements for travel as some airlines only allow 1 passenger per flight to travel with oxygen.
  2. Plan your oxygen requirements in advance too, contact your OxygenWorldwide team member who can send you a quote upon request and book all your oxygen needs in your desired location using their extensive network and expertise.
  3. Contact your accommodation provider or where you are staying to let them know you are travelling with oxygen just so they are aware as some deliveries may arrive early.
  4. Finally make a visit to your GP to confirm you are fit to fly and travel to your chosen country and have everything you need medically to ensure a swift check in and on-boarding journey.

Happy travels!

If you want to find out more please read our FAQ’s on our website for more information

Stressed? Our guide to take the stress out of travelling with oxygen

In support of #stressawarenessmonth here is our guide to help decrease the stress levels when organising your next trip or holiday abroad. Stress can de-balance your well-being and health causing extra medical problems that with a few simple tips you can try to avoid.


Relax.
Travel with oxygen.
No stress.

  1. Sleep well – not getting your 8 hours a night? A good nights sleep will mean you wont struggle throughout the day, your memory will improve and you will be ill less frequently. We would not want you to be ill prior to your planned holiday and also you will become much more relaxed and able to enjoy your travel plans more.
  2. Be organised – plan all your oxygen needs in advance and speak with one of the experienced team members at OyxgenWorldwide who will take all the stress out of organising your travel with oxygen for you.
  3. Choosing your destination – If you are thinking about planning your next holiday destination then as an individual who travels with oxygen you must select wisely. We have built up a whole network of partners and relationships so that we can supply to most areas of the world but here are most of the country destinations we can provide our service when travelling with oxygen.
  4. 24/7 care – OxygenWorldwide provide 24/7 contact telephone assistance to completely keep you at ease during your holiday.
  5. Remember to relax and enjoy your travels. For more tips on stress generally please follow #stressawarenessmonth for further information and some great advice.
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1 in 1000 suffer from cluster headaches … is this you?

Cluster headache and oxygen therapy can help in the absence of hypoxia.

High flow oxygen is very effective in some patients in relieving symptoms of an acute cluster headaches quickly and safely. The exact cause of cluster headaches is unknown, but cluster headache patterns suggest that abnormalities in the body’s biological clock are part of the cause. Unlike migraine and tension headache, cluster headache generally isn’t associated with triggers, such as foods, hormonal changes or stress. The way in which oxygen inhalation reduces headache pain is unknown.

Researchers have shown that there is an increased blood flow in the brain in both cluster and migraine headaches, although both headaches do not have the same degree of increased flow.

2009 study by Drs. Goadsby, Cohen, and Burns found that 78% of patients using inhaled high-flow oxygen were able to abort 71%-85% out of 150 attacks.

When travelling with cluster headaches and you use medical oxygen then the team at OxygenWorldwide can help organise and arrange all your medical oxygen needs.

100% oxygen, 100% care

Why OxygenWorldwide

We breathe air that is 21 percent oxygen, and we require oxygen to live. Here at OxygenWorldwide we provide 100% care 24/7 for those who require medical oxygen to survive.

Wikipedia definition
Oxygen is a chemical element with symbol O and atomic number 8. It is a member of the chalcogen group on the periodic table, a highly reactive nonmetal, and an oxidizing agent that readily forms oxides with most elements as well as with other compounds.

01.Our years of experience. OxygenWorldwide has been arranging oxygen for travellers since 1993. 
02.Our worldwide contacts with oxygen suppliers and airport personnel. 
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Oxygen is like love

As we approach Valentine’s day and being in the month of love it would be ideal to talk about all the things we admire, love and reach out to. For most oxygen is the dearest thing that is the lifeline to be able to carry on and be able to travel with oxygen, move around with oxygen, stay at home and be with loved ones around you. It is the most important and critical medical need for many.

love is like oxygen

During this time our dearest friends and family are our support network and loving them is so close to our hearts and keeps our spirits up. If you love you health then keeping up with exercises, breathing techniques and being healthy will help to assist continuing being able to do the things we love such as visitig amazing cultures and countries across the globe.

Feeling the love – read our client testimonials here for those who have travelled with medical oxygen via OxygenWorldwide.