Do exercises while seated to boost circulation. Try foot circles, foot lifts -- heels on the floor and toes stretched high then toes on the floor and heels stretched high -- shoulder rolls, knee lifts and stretches.
If you’re concerned about DVT, talk to your doctor before traveling. He or she will help you identify any potential issues and may recommend blood thinning medications or compression stockings depending on your travel plans.
DVT can occur during a trip or after you reach your destination, so be on the lookout for symptoms. If you think you have DVT, don’t just ignore the symptoms. Contact your doctor immediately. It could save your life.
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