We all love zipping around on a flight. It saves us a lot of time and flying is a fun way to travel. But did you know that taking long haul flights increases the risk of developing clots in the Veins ? This is called Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Here's how you can prevent clots in the veins, called Deep Vein Thrombosis.
- Exercise your calf and foot muscles regularly:
- Every half hour or so, bend and straighten your legs, feet and toes when you are seated.
- Press the balls of your feet down hard against the floor or foot rest every so often. This helps to increase the blood flow in your legs.
- Take a walk up and down the aisle every hour or so, when the aircraft crew say it is safe to do so.
- Make sure you have as much space as possible in front of you for your legs to move. So avoid having bags under the seat in front of you, and recline your seat where possible.
- Take all opportunities to get up to stretch your legs, when there are stops in your journey.
- Drink plenty of water to avoid a lack of fluid in the body (dehydration).
- Do not drink too much alcohol. (Alcohol can cause dehydration and immobility.)
- Do not take sleeping tablets, which cause immobility.
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