Tag Archives: Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP)

Portable equipment you may need when flying

Often, the following items need to be approved in advance of flying: Portable medical electronic devices i.e. Automated External Defibrillators. Nebuliser. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP). Pacemakers – you may have to declare if you have a pacemaker when going through airport security. Remember: You may not be guaranteed a power supply so ensure […]

Other portable devices

Travelling by air should be relatively straightforward if you have been fitted with a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator).  Pacemaker and  ICD heart devices are designed so that they should not be affected by security screening equipment at airports.  However, there is a small chance that the metal parts of your device might […]

Obstructed sleep apnoea

Asthma can increase the risk of developing Obstructed Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and other sleep related breathing disorders. Obstructed Sleep Apnoea (OSA) being the most commonly known. Obstructed Sleep Apnoea happens when the upper airways are floppy and collapse. This results is loud snoring and can obstruct air flow causing short periods when breathing stops for […]