posted on 02/09/2012 via
DVT is a condition in which a blood clot is formed in a deep vein, usually in the legs. "Long-distance travelers sitting in a window seat tend to have limited mobility, which increases their risk for DVT," say the physicians. So, what can you to do prevent DVT? Here are some tips to keep in mind the next time you're on a flight for over 6 hours:
- Take a walk - Whenever the captain switches off the "fasten seatbelts" light, take the opportunity to walk around the cabin to help boost circulation.
- Stretch - Be sure to stretch out your calf muscles throughout the flight. This can be done while standing, or while seated comfortably in your seat (while seated, point toes and raise heels off the floor, then flex foot and point toes in the air).
- Compression Stockings - If you're taking a long flight, below-knee graduated compression stockings are an excellent way to assist circulation.
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