Why use our osteopenia travel insurance?
If you have osteopenia, your bone mineral density is low but not yet low enough to be classed as osteoporosis. Lifestyle changes will reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis and, as with most medical conditions, doctors recommend a healthy diet, no smoking, regular exercise and not too much caffeine and alcohol.
Risk factors increase if you are an underweight or small framed female. You’re also more at risk if you are deficient in calcium, menopausal, anorexic, inactive or if you have a history of fractures or osteoporosis in your family.
Staysure is an award winning specialist in travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions and can consider you for a range of policies to cover your exact needs. We consider every medical condition on a case-by-case basis and our medical screening process takes just minutes and you can complete it either online or by calling our travel insurance specialists on 0800 033 4902.
Why do I need travel insurance for osteopenia?
Osteopenia is not a condition that should stop you from travelling and enjoying yourself. If you take the right precautions to avoid falls and stick to all the healthy living measures you adopt when back home, you will of course reduce your chances of problems while you are away. That said, when you are on holiday, it’s good to know that you are properly covered in the event of an unexpected emergency.
Bear in mind the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will not protect you for baggage loss, cancellations, unexpected flights back home, repatriation and much more, so private insurance is essential if you are to be adequately covered while you’re away.
Provided you have declared your osteopenia and our underwriters agree to cover it, we can give you 24-hour emergency medical assistance in English, as well as protection for lost luggage and passports.
In a medical emergency, our policies also cover you and a travelling companion for new flights back home if you have to cancel the ones you originally booked. You will also be covered for additional accommodation expenses and get a daily allowance to help with any costs while you are in hospital.
Tips for travelling with osteopenia
Tripping and falling are the main causes for concern when travelling with osteopenia, so it’s vital to avoid situations and places which could lead to you fracturing a bone. If you already have fractures, they are four times more likely to re-occur within a year, so take extra care!
- Plan ahead and avoid staying in large hotels with unexpected steps and stairs which you may need to climb in unfamiliar surroundings. Ground floor accommodation on one level is of course ideal to protect you from falls
- Move plant pots, suitcases or any protruding and badly placed furniture out of your path to reduce your chances of a fall when relaxing in your hotel room
- The fitter you are, the less likely you are to fall in a hazardous situation. Therefore, combine a healthy diet with regular exercise to ensure you are fit and alert enough to deal with unexpected eventualities
- Wear comfortable clothes and well-fitting shoes without heels both for comfort and to reduce your chances of a fall
- If you are tired, don’t be rushed by anyone. Have a rest and don’t get up until you are ready to carry on in safety
- If you are lapping up the sun’s much needed Vitamin D, don’t forget your sunglasses. They greatly reduce glare and any potential hazards if you are unaccustomed to bright sunshine and strange environments where you might fall.
Osteopenia Travel Insurance
Apply for your osteopenia travel insurance online or contact our specialists on 0800 033 4902.