Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Deep Vein Thrombosis...an In Flight Risk > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Deep Vein Thrombosis...an In Flight Risk

DVT?
an in flight risk
by Cathy Gatson

Planning to do some long distance traveling this summer be it train, plane or automobile?here is some important information to pack with you to avoid this trip from being your last leg.

WHAT IS IT?
DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in the deep vein of the leg. The Deep Vein in the leg passes through the center of the leg and is surrounded by muscle. Superficial veins are on top of the muscle and are visible to the eye.

DVT's usually occur in the lower leg between the ankle and the knee areas. DVT's are serious and can be fatal. Once a blood clot occurs, it can travel through the veins and get lodged in the lungs or heart resulting in death.

Since DVT can develop very rapidly, symptoms, if any may be difficult to detect. In fact, an estimated 50% of reported DVT incidents went undetected. However, seek medical advice if during or after a flight you experience:
· Pain and warmth in the lower legs
· Prickly sensation in the legs
· Warmness or swelling of the feet or legs
· Shortness of breath
· Noticeable pain in the lower legs that worsens when walking or standing

IN FLIGHT RISK
What's the connection between travel and blood clots? Keeping the legs in a cramped position and inactive for long periods of time restricts the blood flow in the legs and increases the risk of a blood clot.

Some doctors believe that DVT is "more common today as a result of two factors, the increase in the number of frequent flyers and airline deregulation". As a result of deregulation, the distance between one airline seat to the one in front of it is no longer regulated. Many airlines moved seats closer together in order to fit more passengers on the planes thereby reducing the leg room between seats from 40 inches to 28.

Tighter seating arrangements plus existing medical conditions can equal danger.
· History of blood clots
· Cancer
· Prolonged bed rest following orthopedic surgery
· Estrogen therapy
· Obese or very tall individuals
· Birth control pills
· Recent treatment involving general anesthesia
· Cigarette smoker
· Previous thrombotic episode
· Congestive heart failure
· Pregnancy
· Dehydration
If you have any of the above conditions it is wise to seek medical advice before traveling.

STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT
Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of a DVT:
· Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration before and during your trip.
· Try to keep your thighs clear of the edge of your seat.
· Wear loose fitting clothing.
· Keep the legs uncrossed.
· Wear graduated compression hose (www.healthylegs.com or www.supporthosiery.com)
· Get up and walk for 5 minutes every hour. If you cannot stand flex your ankles up and down and curl your toes about 20 times every hour. These exercises will help stimulate blood flow through the legs.
· Aspirin - it is suggested to take an aspirin before departing and at safe intervals during your trip - consult with your doctor.

Now, the informed traveler, get fly, go fly and be safe!

Further information
www.dvt.net, www.economyclasssyndrome.net.

Cathy Gatson is a freelance writer and owner/operator of Yada Beauty Lounge, a hair and body salon in Northern California.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Los Angeles Times

K-beauty is red hot: Where to shop skincare at the source in L.A.
Los Angeles Times
Browse online or stop at any drugstore and you're likely to encounter a few items — or, possibly, an avalanche — of beauty products from South Korea. But you'll have a lot more fun if you spend a few hours perusing the beauty supply stores in L.A.'s ...

and more »

The Boston Globe

Beauty and the Ugly Truth
The Boston Globe
For adolescents blessed with willowy good looks, the fashion world offers the prospect of glamour, celebrity, and wealth. But this, for many, is what the beginning of a modeling career can actually look like: On her first test shoot as a 15-year-old ...


Vogue.com

Kendall Jenner Goes Glam and More of the Best Beauty Instagrams ...
Vogue.com
This week's best beauty Instagrams were equally comprised of retro notes and forward-thinking details that together are redefining the notion of back to the future. At New York Fashion Week, hairstylist Anthony Turner prepped models for the Prabal ...

and more »

BBC News

The beauty entrepreneur who turned snakes into ladders
BBC News
Snake Serum and Dragon's Blood - not names you'd first associate with a high-end skincare range. So, when Maria Hatzistefanis decided after several years in business to give her beauty products more eye-catching names she knew it might be risky. It ...

and more »

Telegraph.co.uk

Why Margot Robbie's BAFTA beauty look is grown-up glamour at its finest - and how to copy in 5 easy steps
Telegraph.co.uk
Tonight is the 71st British Academy Film Awards, and while the red carpet always provides a source of inspiration for beauty trends, they are not often looks that can be worn by most women. However the beauty look on Margot Robbie tonight, created by ...

and more »

The Cut

Burberry Celebrated Individuality With 84 Beauty Looks
The Cut
Being that Bailey dedicated his last show to LGBTQ+ youth and is donating to three different LGBTQ+ causes, it was only fitting that everyone embraced their own natural beauty. Backstage, Rowe was cheerily describing the variations. Some girls got the ...

and more »

POPSUGAR

The Beauty Looks at the BAFTA Awards Will Inspire Your Next Night Out
POPSUGAR
It might have been chilly on the BAFTA Awards red carpet in London this year, but the makeup was fiery. Hair and makeup were bold and beautiful, contrasting the all-black gowns, which echoed the red carpet at the the Golden Globes. Once again, female ...


Inside Edition

Beauty Therapy Course Gives Prison Inmates Skills for a Better Future
Inside Edition
One woman is giving inmates a chance to have a different life than they did before they went to prison. Elsa Lumsden has run the Beauty Therapy course at Central California Women's Facility for 13 years. She tells Barcroft TV that by the time the women ...

and more »

Science Daily

A lonely beauty -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily
Beauty, grace, mystery -- this magnificent spiral galaxy has all the qualities of a perfect galactic Valentine. The galaxy NGC 3344 presents itself face-on, allowing astronomers a detailed look at its intricate and elegant structure. And Hubble's ...

and more »

Traverse City Record Eagle

Frozen Beauty Attracts Ice Lovers
Traverse City Record Eagle
TRAVERSE CITY — Rows of colorful shanties dotted the ice of West Grand Traverse Bay near Clinch Park, where the sun shone and the parking lot was full. The bay has been officially frozen since Sunday, according to information from the Watershed Center ...

Google News

Make Your Pores Behave

Smooth and soft skin, even tone, rosy glow, pores invisible... Read More

Wear For Fun Colored Contacts

Wear for fun colored contacts are exactly what they sound... Read More

Look Natural ? Wear Makeup!

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to look... Read More

Deep Skin Moisturizing

When it comes to skin care, moisturizing is usually one... Read More

A Beauty Salon Will Help You Look Your Best!

A beauty salon will help you look your very best... Read More

Skin Care: Caring for your Skin in Cold Weather

When temperatures drop it is time to think of how... Read More

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever! And that can be You!

It is said that a thing of beauty is a... Read More

Lens Technologies Found On Glasses

With so many glass lens technologies out there designed to... Read More

Skin Care

Your skin is your armor, your shield from the elements.... Read More

9 Critical Facts You Should Know Before Committing to Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is now so common, it's almost commonplace. Cosmetic... Read More

How to Exfoliate Dead Skin Cells

Exfoliating dead skin cells is one of the simplest ways... Read More

15 Hair Care Myths - The Truth and The Lies

Everyone has a favourite myth about hair care ? and... Read More

Effective Make-up and Beauty Tips: Dos and Donts, Avoid These Most Common Mistakes!

With the amount of importance given to make-up these days,... Read More

What is Your Hair Type?

Everyday you see people with all color and style of... Read More

Get Rid Of All Those Expensive Skin Creams - They Could Be Causing You To Look Older Than You Are!

To drastically improve your skin tone simply add two to... Read More

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a process of lightening the color of... Read More

Non Prescription Contact Lenses Are the Best Way to Alter Your Look Without Altering Your Sight

Today's world has a staggering 75 million contact lens wearers,... Read More

Lip Magic: Tips for Lips

As we get older our lips get smaller and thinner... Read More

Beating Dry Skin and Dandruff the Natural Way

For most of my life I've struggled with dry skin... Read More

What Are Pigtails?

There really isn't a huge debate on this subject, but... Read More

Cosmetics ? The Practical Way To Beauty!

Want that healthy, tanned look without that elusive Spanish holiday?... Read More

Going Beyond Benzoyl Peroxide

Millions of people suffer from acne in the United States... Read More

Synthetic Fiber Hair Extensions Create Choice Hair Styles for Hair Loss and Fashion Clients

From the beginning of time, women have cared for their... Read More

Turning Back the Hands of Time

When you shop for an anti-aging cream at your department... Read More

The Many Faces Of Mascara

After finding the right foundation shade, choosing mascara is probably... Read More