Yea!!! We can Finally TRAVEL again!!! It’s June 2021. We don’t want vein disease to disrupt your travel plans. We try reminding our readers a couple of times during the Travel Months, how important it is to wear support socks or stockings for the health of your legs, especially when you travel long distance. It’s imperative to take “precautions” to avoid developing blood clots. It’s all about, providing support to your legs for good blood circulation. We want to continually educate our readers about (DVT) Deep Vein Thrombosis. Deep Venous Thrombosis occurs when a blood clot develops inside the veins located in the legs of pelvis and blocks blood flow, causing pressure to build within the vein. The concern is that a piece of the clot can break off and travel to the lungs, this is called “pulmonary embolism.” So Yes, wearing travel support socks for circulation is smart, you are taking extra precautions for the health of your legs. WHY, because wearing travel support socks – really WORK!!
It has been suggested, to continue to wear your Travel Support Socks / Stockings even the next day after your arrival at your destination, to ensure your legs have good circulation.
There’s been various studies done, and articles to help understand the seriousness of DVT when (traveling long distance), one article in particular written in the Michigan Health https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/heart-health/how-to-reduce-risk-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-while-traveling I Quote “If you’re planning a long flight or car trip, make sure you know the risks of blood clots and take precautions to prevent them.”
Protect yourself when traveling long distance. Long flights (8 to 10 hours) pose the greatest risk for clotting. However, anyone with blood clot risk factors who travels more than four hours, whether by air, car, bus or train, can be at risk for blood clots.
These simple steps can help you avoid blood clots while traveling:
- Get up, Walk around the plane every 2 hours, or take frequent breaks during a long car trip
- Change positions in your seat, try to lift your legs off the seat / stretch your legs
- Avoid sitting with your legs crossed for long periods of time
- While sitting, exercise your legs by curling or pressing your toes downward
- Drink plenty of water and avoid drinking alcohol the night before the flight and during the flight
- Wear compression stockings, which put gentle pressure on the legs muscles to improve blood flow from the legs back to the heart
You may ask:
What compression level do I need – while wearing Compression Socks when Traveling?
For individuals who have (no problems with circulation) in their legs…15-20mmHg Travel Socks is adequate.
For individuals who already predisposed to leg problems…20-30mmHg Travel Socks is a must.
It’s simple and inexpensive. Why Not try (1) pair of our Travel Socks.
Here at RescueLegs.com, we have friendly team of Certified Fittest, that can assist you, providing the proper size.
If you plan to travel and have concerns about blood clots, talk with your doctor.
Be Smart for your health & well being. Enjoy your 2021 travels!