Just heard of a 31 year old healthy man who developed DVTs while flying to Hawaii, what can I do to protect myself?
DVTs can be caused from sitting too long in the same position. Can it happen during a flight? Absolutely! What can you do to prevent this.
1. Get up and walk every hour of a flight.
2. Do isometric exercises while seated in the plane.
3. Our travel consultants frequently recommend an aspirin a day starting a week before travel. Check with your Travel Consultant or family physician before starting this therapy.
4. Wear pressure socks during your flight. Bowmont Travel Sells them in our Travel Store.
For more information visit: http://www.travelhealth.co.uk/advice/dvt.htm