Travel can be dangerous. There are accidents, thefts and vandalism to worry about. But, did you ever consider that your health could be at risk due to travel?
Physicians warn that blood clots are a health issue when traveling for more than four hours by car, boat, plane or train. Sitting in one position for a long period of time can cause a serious medical problem called Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT.
DVT is a clot that forms in your deep veins, normally in your legs which stay stationary during long periods of travel. These clots can break off and travel to your lung, causing a pulmonary embolism. This is almost always fatal if not caught immediately.
Air travel tends to be a situation where you immobile for hours at a time. Thus, attention has been given to airplane travel and DVT’s, but you are at risk with any form of travel where you have limited motion. There are a few things that you can do to make traveling more comfortable and safe.
Travel should be fun and an exciting part of your life. By taking precautions, you can reduce your risk of developing DVT and enjoy your travel. If you think that you might be at risk, go to www.EveinScreening.com for your FREE Online Vein screening and evaluation. Or give us a call 239-691-VEIN