Tall Women’s Health: Higher Blood Clot Risk on Airplanes

Tall women have a higher risk of blood clots during air travel than do medium height women.         “Prolong travel can put a person at a 2-4 fold increased risk of a DVT,” Read more...

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DVT from Air Travel: Truth or Hype?

Is deep vein thrombosis from air travel exaggerated? Deep vein thrombosis as a real risk from length air travel: Hype? Or is the risk of deep vein thrombosis from long airplane flights as serious as Read more...

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Will Soda During Air Travel Help Prevent DVT by Hydrating?

A vascular surgeon comments about drinking soda on an airplane for hydration to help prevent a deep vein thrombosis. You may understand that keeping hydrated is extremely important during long air flights, since dehydration is Read more...

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Long Plane Rides, DVT: Why Are Kids at Less Risk than Adults?

Find out what a vascular surgeon says about the clear fact that children have a lower chance of getting a DVT from long air travel than are adults. For this article I consulted with Kevin Read more...

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DVT Risk During Long Flights vs. Long Car Rides, Movie Marathons

Find out if sitting for prolonged periods on an airplane is worse than sitting for extended periods in a car or on your sofa for DVT risk. Maybe you keep hearing about how prolonged sitting Read more...

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Can You Get Deep Vein Thrombosis DURING Air Travel?

Two doctors weigh in on getting a DVT while on the airplane. Perhaps you’ve heard of cases in which a person seemingly developed a DVT at some point after landing from air travel. There are Read more...

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Should ALL Air Travelers Wear Compression Stockings for DVT Prevention?

Find out if there’s anyone who doesn’t need to wear compression stockings while traveling via airplane for DVT prevention. For this article I consulted with Steven Elias, MD, director of the Center for Vein Disease Read more...

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How Long After Air Travel Is DVT Risk Present?

A doctor addresses the question of how long after flying does a person continue to be at risk for a DVT developing. For this article I consulted with Dr. Moji Gashti, Chief, Division of Vascular Read more...

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