Help minimise venous damage and avoid the development of deep vein thrombosis by maintaining good circulation when flying
1) Compression stockings
The lightweight compression stockings we offer at Vein Doctors Group are a great way to maintain your vein function during long flights. Support stockings apply external pressure to the leg and are designed to assist the return of blood flow upwards to the heart. These stockings are designed to give the greatest support at the ankle, and gradually decrease in pressure all the way up to the thigh.
2) Lower body exercises
By doing some simple leg exercises whilst you are in your chair you can help push the blood along back to your heart. Key exercises include:
- Ankle flexes
- Calf raises
- Leg extensions
3) Maintain a healthy weight
Obesity is one of the major contributing factors to venous dysfunction and so maintaining a healthy weight by eating a healthy diet and participating in regular exercise can help reduce the risk of DVT and the development of varicose veins.
To discover more about maintaining healthy venous function, or to arrange a consultation at Vein Doctors Group servicing the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Northern New South Wales and Central Queensland, please contact us.