Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis for Older Travelers

If you plan on taking a long trip, you should be aware of a vein disorder that is especially common among travelers over 50. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blot clot forms in a deep leg vein. DVT is potentially fatal because a clot could travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. The condition usually occurs in the calf and travelers are at increased risk of DVT during long plane or car rides. The main cause is sluggish blood flow due to long periods of inactivity. Many travelers will spend two hours or more sitting in one…

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