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Travel Aids - Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention

Guest Author - Taisha Turner

Here are some aids for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) prevention. DVT happens when a thrombosis (a blood clot) forms in one of the large veins, usually in the legs, leading to either partially or completely blocked circulation. This may result in health complications, such as a pulmonary embolism (PE) and even death.

The most common cause of DVT is a long period of inactivity, such as sitting through a lengthy airplane flight. Here are several tips for prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis on long international air flights. Use these travel aids for DVT prevention.

1. Drink plenty of water. Use little or no alcohol.

2. Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid constricting blood vessels.

3. Walk around the cabin and do simple exercises.

4. Wear compression stockings. This is important for travelers more than 60 years of age and/or their legs are prone to swelling.

5. Use one of the herbal preventions which address Deep Vein Thrombosis, if approved by your doctor.

One simple exercise to do in your seat is feet flexes. Flex your feet up and down pointing your toes. Try to do so every other hour. This is great exercise to do while watching the in-flight films or listening to music.

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