Travel involves long periods of sitting. The result is that circulation slows down, and the blood's tendency to clot increases with a subsequent risk of thrombosis. The risk of thrombosis also affects people with healthy veins. An association between airline travel and deep vein thrombosis has been suspected for several years. In a recent study published in The Lancet, J Scurr et al. this association has been shown to exist in more than 10% of passengers travelling economy class but is by no means restricted to the economy class and can occur in travellers in all parts of the plane.
Increasing the blood flow through the legs and preventing the veins from stretching can be achieved by wearing Mediven travel class 1 elastic stockings. Mediven Travel Stockings may help to reduce the risk of thrombosis and are available in two colours, black and caramel.
Measurement table for Mediven Travel Stockings:
Measure the circumference around the ankles:
20-23 cm Medium
23-26 cm Large
26-29 cm Extra Large