DID YOU KNOW... MOUTH
: The atmosphere in the cabin of the plane will naturally dehydrate you, and of course this is made worse if you drink alcohol during the flight. >>>
Try and abstain from the booze until you land and make sure you keep drinking fluids en route. Also 1/3 of your taste buds are numbed at high altitudes, which is probably why most people dislike air-plane food. HEART:
Some travellers can suffer from arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat).
This is especially prevalent in those who have high blood pressure or have consumed excess caffeine or alcohol. >>>
Try to avoid the caffeine while in flight. STOMACH:
Like with the lungs, the stomach will expand at high altitudes causing abdominal discomfort and constipation. >>>
To avoid this, try your best to steer clear of gas producing food and carbonated drinks. LEGS:
Sitting in the same position for hours on end isn't just uncomfortable, it can increase the risk of blood clots forming.>>>
You can combat this by getting up and moving around once in a while. EARS:
As the plane takes off and then lands, the air within the ear contracts forming a vacuum.
If the Eustachian tube in the ear are blocked this can cause pain in the eardrum. >>>
Some say that chewing gum helps with this.NOSE:
You are 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a flight. This is because the cabins are virtually moisture-free, the perfect atmosphere for illness to spread.>>>
Hard to avoid this one.TEETH:
The changes in the air pressure can cause tiny pockets of gas within fillings or areas of decay to become trapped and may cause a bit of discomfort.LUNGS:
Decompression in the air causes organs such as the lungs to expand causing bloating.
This air usually escapes naturally only causing minor discomfort. >>>
Can't avoid this one.FEET:
Fluid can build up in the feet and ankles especially for those carrying a bit of extra weight.>>>
To combat this, try and bounce your legs up and down and keep everything moving , or get up every so often and take a stroll down the aisle.IN A NUTSHELL
: Avoid the booze, stay hydrated, eat in moderation and move around,