Economy Class Syndrome | Deep Vein Thrombosis
A medical condition (also known as deep-vein thrombosis)associated with inactivity during air travel causing blood clots and embolism formation. RECOMMENDATIONS: Avoid sitting or standing without moving for prolonged periods of time. When flying, stretch your legs often and get up to walk when possible. When driving, stop to stretch and walk every hour or so. Avoid wearing restrictive clothing or garters around your thighs. Wear support socks or stockings that can provid pressure to help pump fluid and reduce swelling. To determine what type and style are right for you, click on "Who Needs Compression Hosiery and How Does It Work?"