Reply To: Over 6ft? DVT risk increases five-fold

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Following the shocking news of Jonah Lomu, there has been a fair amount of coverage about long haul trips and DVT. Now this – being over 6ft 6″ myself, was astounded that general risk increases more than 5 fold ….

If you are over 6ft male or 5ft 6″ female and/or overweight the above contains good advice in preventing DVT and encourage you to take frequent walk-abouts while travelling long haul.

…Individual risk of DVT ultimately amounts to the sum of a multitude of possible contributing factors – from pre-existing medical conditions, clotting disorders, medication, recent surgery or injury, to immobility, dehydration and the cramped seating conditions with which long haul air travellers are all too familiar….

Safe travels.

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