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What Happens to Your Body when you Fly?

There is no doubt that flying adversely affects our bodies in a number of ways. Below is what Boeing has to say in the “Improved Passenger Comfort Guide”. The cramped position inhibits the normal body mechanism from returning fluid to the heart. The central blood vessels in your legs can be compressed, making it more […]

Tips for Traveling

With summer in the northern hemisphere now definitely on its way, lots of you will be planning to travel and take advantage of the sunshine and summer in that part of the world. Although many of you will have done much traveling in the past, it is always good to think about the things which […]

Travel in Comfort and Without Fear

Did you know that on long flights, while we sleep we are at greater risk of blood clots (DVT) occurring?. There are obvious reasons for this. We settle in one position and are not so aware of pressure points or discomfort as when we are awake so do not respond and move as we a […]

A Tip and a Warning for Overseas Travel

Compression socks are recommended for long-haul travel. They have been shown to reduce the risk of a blood clot by up to 90%. Specialists advise being fitted for below knee, grade 1 compression socks which are available in selected pharmacies. However, an article in “Diabetes News”, (Issue 4, 2009) warns, ”People with peripheral vascular disease […]

The Fear of DVT (BLood Clots)

Those who have had a DVT or blood clot will understand the fear people often live with of having another. This fear is all too common. However, fortunately these days people are more aware of the risks, are given information from doctors and the media and are aware of the need to keep good circulation […]

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