How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Hasan Your Own Question

Dr. Hasan
Dr. Hasan, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 7296
Experience:  MBBS, FCPS, with experience in all fields of medicine and surgery
28983357
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Hasan is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My 85-year-old Nana is suffering from temporal artiritis and

Customer Question

My 85-year-old Nana is suffering from temporal artiritis and has been on steroids for at least 15years. Can she fly on a plane for a holiday? Is there any risk involved? Thank you.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 4 years ago.

Hi

 

What are his symptoms right now?

 

Regards

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

 

She hasn't got any particular symptoms right now. She has been on a maintance dose of steroids for the last 12 or so years. At presents she takes Prendisolone 2.5 mg one day and 5 mg the next day. Every day.

Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for your input.

 

Yes she can fly & should be continuing her medicines meanwhile according to doctors advise.

 

I hope this helps

 

Regards

 

Dr. Hasan, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 7296
Experience: MBBS, FCPS, with experience in all fields of medicine and surgery
Dr. Hasan and 4 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Dr Hassan thanks a lot 4 your input & advice. It is greatly appreciated. Is there anything else in your oppinion that we should take into care and consideration when travelling ie. high blood pressure, tachycardia etc? My Nana is particularly worried about suffering a nose bleed or internal haemorhage....God forbid. Please let me know if you can.Thank you very much. Costas Louverdis
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 4 years ago.

You are welcome, tell her not to worry. She is symptom free and i hope her journey will be fine. Keep your medications with you. It will be good if she visits her doctor before leaving for examination and advise, this will keep her mind at peace.

 

Nose bleeds and internal bleeding are not likely, the air crafts can maintain pressure so nothing to worry.

 

Just relax

 

Regards

 



Edited by DR HASAN on 7/2/2010 at 12:01 AM EST
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks again Doctor. We will follow your advice. Just to let you know, in addition to Prendisolone, the other medication she is on:

for her high blood pressure she is on Ibersartan (Approvel -as they call it) taking approx. 100mg per day inlusive of dieuretic. She also takes T4 (thyroxine) for her thyroid and Salospir (aspirin) to keep her blood thin preventing clots, as she suffers occasionally from palpitations/tachycardia. Do you think it is appropriate for the dose of any of these medications -if any- should be increased on the day of flying or just take the same dose as normal? Thank you very much and I'm sorry to trouble you. Costas

Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 4 years ago.

You are welcome,

The doses are appropriate since they are controlling the disease process, nothing needs to be increased before flight.

Just reassure her that she will be fine.

Regards

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. Cheers XXXXX XXXXX Costas
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 4 years ago.
You are welcome

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery