If you have a history of poor circulations problems, traveling can make you wary and anxious. Long car rides and flights are especially worrisome since it’s difficult to move around easily. Sitting for too long a period of time without movement can cause blood to pool in veins in the legs causing both feet and legs to swell and clots to form. Prolonged inactivity can be dangerous if you don’t take proper precautions. Even those who have never experienced circulation issues should be careful and attentive to travel tips to avoid vein issues.
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Deep Vein Thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein usually in the leg or thigh. It is essential to recognize the signs of DVT since the clot can break away and become lodged in the lungs. What may follow is PE, or a Pulmonary Embolism, which can be life threatening. Here are a few of the risk factors for DVT and how to know it’s Deep Vein Thrombosis.