Ever wonder why health experts recommend getting up and walking around on long plane trips or if you have a job which requires sitting for a long period of time?
It’s not just to help you fit in your daily fitness goals – it’s also done to prevent the onset of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that occurs when there’s a blood clot in a major vein. At best, this condition can be uncomfortable; at worst, it can be fatal if left untreated (for example, the clot occurs near the heart or breaks off and travels to the heart or lungs). Deep vein thrombosis is a surprisingly common condition, especially in people over the age of 50, and individuals who sit for long periods of time.
Deep vein thrombosis can be thwarted with consistent activity, like taking breaks from sitting all day. Here are a few other tips that can help avoid this condition:
- Drink lots of water, especially while traveling
- Avoid crossing the legs, as this can exacerbate the onset of DVT
- Wear compression stockings while flying or if you’re on your feet all day
It’s important to note that if you have varicose veins, you may find it more difficult to avoid developing deep vein thrombosis. At Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa, we specialize in laser treatments for varicose veins, which are designed to minimize varicose veins and stimulate healthy blood flow.
For more information about our varicose vein treatments for DVT, schedule a consultation with the medical team at the Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa in Pewaukee, Wisconsin today. The Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa also serves the greater Milwaukee metro area. 262-236-5179.