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Tips For Flying After A Stroke

Tips For Flying After a Stroke

It is not unusual for stroke survivors to fear flying. They may have heard that it is unsafe to fly after a stroke. They may also fear the long hours up in the air with their ongoing medical conditions. Flying is a necessary part of life. There is too much to miss out on without the freedom to travel. Don’t let your fear stop you from doing what you want. Don’t let your fear stop you from seeking treatment.

Here are Some Helpful Tips For Flying After a Stroke


Flying is typically safe two weeks after a TIA stroke. In cases of severe stroke, it may take up to three months. Your trusted physician should always have the final say on how long you should wait.

Doctor’s Opinion

Consult your doctor before booking a flight. Determine their opinions on your safety and health concerns. If they don’t think it is safe, listen to them. Work with them to create a long-term health plan that will eventually allow flying.

Airline Conversation

After you book your flight, talk to your airline. It is important to disclose any special requirements or disabilities. This conversation will help them better assist you during your flight.

Minimize Risk

Forming blood clots is the main risk of flying after a stroke. Luckily, there are ways to safely prevent them.

  • Wear compression stockings
  • Sit in an aisle seat so you can stretch your legs
  • Get up and walk around (when the flight attendants say it is safe to do so)
  • Stay hydrated

Are you planning a trip to Munich for CBC Health’s regenerative treatment? Your safety is our top priority! Our medical team can work with you and your physician to help you fly safely.

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