Are you one of those who frequently travel long distance?
If yes, make sure you read on!
If you travel for a long period of time in a cramped space with insufficient leg room, as is common during air travel, you are likely to be at risk for developing blood clots.
If you travel for more than four hours, then you may be at risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), also known as "economy class syndrome", which is the formation of blood clot in a deep vein of the leg. It is a fairly common occurrence among long distance air travellers, especially those who travel in the economy class. DVT can also occur in those who travel by any mode of transport, be it car, bus or train, for four hours or more. The longer you travel, or, the longer you remain without movement, the greater is the risk of developing DVT. The condition can be very risky and may even prove to be fatal in some.