The summer months show the highest rate for air travel nationwide. Long plane rides have been proven to be a dangerous venture for those at high risk for DVT. Blood flow is limited when a person sits for an extended period of time, forming dangerous blood clots. These clots can form in knees and have the ability to travel toward the lungs.
Travelbite reports that “there is a measurable increase in the chance of a blood clot for every two hours spent sitting in a stationary position while traveling.” Travelers are suggested to walk around often when taking long flights. In addition, drinking more water will also help with blood flow.