Varicose Veins Aren't Only In-Flight Concern
One of the major health concerns that people have when they are going to be taking long airplane flights is the right of vein problems including the development of varicose veins and issues associated with deep vein thrombosis. However, those are not the only medical problems
that you are at risk of when you are going to be taking long flights. Other medical concerns that you should be aware of include dehydration and muscle cramping.
The best thing that you can do to protect yourself from these problems is to be aware of them and proactive in making sure that they don't happen to you. You'll want to engage in varicose vein prevention
including moving around the cabin of the plane and making sure to flex and relax your muscles during the flight. You'll also want to make sure to drink a lot of water and to reduce your intake of alcoholic and caffeinated drinks during any flights.
You may also want to ask your doctor about the appropriate use of compressions stockings on airplanes. Whether or not they are right for you depends on specific medical conditions so you shouldn't just wear them without getting advice. However, they can be a great method of protecting yourself from the varicose vein problems that are of primary concern during travel.Question of the Day: What steps will you take to protect yourself during long flights this travel season?photo link