In preparation for my big flight on Friday (Sydney to Los Angeles), I went
to reserve my seats online and print my ticket confirmation. In doing so, I
noticed a note at the bottom of the email about flying safety. Something I
have never seen on any other flight itinerary in all my travels. The
airline actually wrote out the possibility of developing Deep Vein
Thrombosis (DVT) while on long flights. They also include a few tips for
how to increase blood flow during the flight and prevent DVT. This included
walking around the cabin when possible, wearing compression stockings,
stretching your legs and keeping hydrated.
Varicose veins and DVT plague millions of people in the US alone. Many of
which may lead to serious blood clots which can cause significant pain,
discomfort and in some cases death. Flying safely is key to vein health and
from preventing DVT from striking during your holidays.