Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) is a dangerous condition in which a blood clot develops in a deep vein, usually in the lower leg. Make sure this doesn't happen to you.
According to the World Health Organisation, the following factors increase your risk of DVT:
being seated and immobile for more than four hours while travelling by plane, train, bus or automobile.
Read: DVT a danger when flying
Taking multiple flights over a short period of time (the risk remains elevated for about four weeks after a flight).
Obesity. being very tall or very short (taller than 1,9m or shorter than 1,6m).
Read: Keep those travel legs moving
Use of oral contraceptives. and inherited blood disorders leading to increased clotting tendency.
Reduce your risk by exercising your calf muscles with up-and-down movements of the feet and wearing loose-fitting clothing while travelling.
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