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3 Travel Considerations to Protect Your Child’s Lungs


As the weather turns warmer, many families will be thinking about vacations and traveling. While traveling with a child with SMA does require some careful consideration, having SMA doesn’t mean that you have to be confined to the house.

The British Lung Foundation has some advice for protecting your lungs while traveling and some of the things you may have to think about while planning your trip.

If traveling by bus, ferry, cruise ships, plane or train, you will need to contact the operator if your child needs to travel with oxygen. They’ll be able to advise you of their oxygen policy, what you need to bring or if you need any special equipment. You’ll need to find out if there is wheelchair access or if the travel company can provide assistance to help you and your family get on and off the vehicle.

MORE: Long-term exercise was found to benefit mice models of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), providing important clues for designing rehabilitation programs in patients.

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