Long Flights Increase the Risk of Blood Clots


This is the time of year when families are traveling, and with flights to faraway places like Europe and Asia discounted, it’s more affordable than ever to travel the world. That’s why a recommendation by the World Health Organization is so important. They have recommended that passengers on long flights exercise their legs and resist taking sleeping pills. That’s to reduce the risk of potentially fatal blood clots. Although the danger of developing deep vein thrombosis, or DVT’s, in the form of a blood clot in the calves is small, it increases if people are immobile for long periods. The risk is one in 6,000, but that’s one in every 15 sold-out jumbo jets. When you think about it, that’s quite a risk. The important thing is to make sure you get up and walk around and, obviously, talk with your doctor to see if you’re at greater risk.


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Do You Bruise Easily?

Do You Bruise Easily?

If you’re someone who suffers from easy bruising, you want to get it checked out. Easy bruising could be a sign that there is a problem, and the problem which we’re talking about is one which could be either the liver or the blood clotting mechanisms in the body. If that’s the case, this is something that you don’t want to ignore. It’s really something that needs to be aggressively managed. If it has to be aggressively managed, you know what that means. It means getting to the doctor’s office and trying to find out from your physician what’s best for you?

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