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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and how does it impact air travelers?

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and how does it impact air travelers?
Deep veins are those that sit between the muscles, and moving your muscles by walking or exercising is what helps to pump blood up through these veins and back up towards the heart. When people are inactive, such as when they are sitting or standing still, there is a chance that the blood can stagnate in these leg valves, which eventually can lead to thrombosis, the clotting of the blood. The longer you are sitting still, the more likely that thrombosis will occur. There are certain measures you may want to consider taking to help reduce your chance of developing DVT when flying, so that it doesn’t have to impact your travel plans.