Avoiding DVT in Economy
Do you do lots of air travel? Have you thought about your chances of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) after endless hours of sitting in cattle class? DVT never crossed your mind? Unfortunately, DVT can go unnoticed until serious problems have occurred, but the good news is there are things you can do to travel smarter.
For all you frequent flyers raking in long hauls overseas the key is to move around the cabin. The reason for this is stretching or walking contracts muscles in your calves and aids the blood flow back to your heart. When blood sits idle in your veins it may increase the chances of clotting and thus planting the seeds for DVT. Another useful travel tip, bring along compression socks to keep the blood from pulling your legs.
Don’t loose sleep (not that you would get any on the plane anyway) over ‘economy class syndrome.’