Mexico travel guide



Mexico Travel Guide

Health in Mexico

In Mexico, the stomach ailments are the most common sickness, often called "Montezuma's Revenge" (Venganza de Moctezuma). The reason for this is not so much the highly spiced food but the pollution of the water supply, for this reason is not a good idea Drinking water out of the tap; but you can get bottled or purified water, available in several places.

If you travel to places with high altitude, is possible to have elevation sickness, which results from the relative scarcity of oxygen and the decline in barometric pressure that. Symptoms include sleeplessness, exhaustion, headache and even nausea. So to facilitate your body acclimate, drink a lot of fluids, keep away from alcoholic beverages, and do not exceed yourself the first few days.

Body Fat Percentage

There is an optimal health range depending on your level of fitness, age and weight. Fat is responsible for absorbing nutrients and insulating organs, it also converts into energy in the event that food sources are limited, or as fuel during rigorous exercise.
Having a normal body fat percentage is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A high percentage of body fat means you are of low fitness and increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, having too little body fat carries similar health risk.

Immunize and Vaccinations

Of course, you have to put your passport in a safe place, however, if you lose it, go or call the nearby consulate of your native country without delay for a replacement.

Immunizations are requirement in some cases, but in general it is not necessary; tourists that come to Mexico for their holidays are hundreds of thousands, they visit beaches, colonial cities, resorts, archaeological places, and other tourist places. However, many of them do not immunize themselves for these trips. Possibly you do not require that, but the preference is an individual one.

One way or another, immunizations are recommended in some cases, for instance: trip to jungle, places that are not well established, travel in rural or maybe remote areas of Mexico. Nevertheless, if you want to explore life in Mexico off the footworn path, for instance in the Jungle regions, immunization is a prerequisite.

People who want to travel off the beaten track in Mexico, in general needs immunizations for the some or all of the following:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Measles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Malaria
  • Rabies

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