Reduce the Risk with Compression Therapy
Birth Control pills increase a woman’s risk 3x while some of the newer pills pose a risk 2x greater than the old pills
During pregnancy a woman’s risk of blood clots increases 4x
The first week after childbirth, this risk increases to 100x and continues to remain high-up to 20x higher up to 6 weeks postpartum
Hormone Replacement Therapy can increase a woman’s risk up to 3 fold
Prolonged cramped sitting during long distance travel interferes with the venous flow in the legs and causes venous stasis
Seat edge pressure effects the poplitial area contributing to vessel wall damage as well as venous stasis
75-99% of those who developed a travel related blood clot had one or more pre-exisiting risk factors.
Multiple studies show wearing compression socks during travel effectively
reduces the risk of developing deadly blood clots* while also reducing
swelling and leg pain.
* flight medicine updates: yosef leibman md interviewed by Rob Orman md:em:rap written summary. www.emrap.org