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Avoid Blood Clots While Traveling!



Welcome, fellow adventurers and seat-recliners!  Today, we're talking about something that might sound as fun as a flat tire on a freeway: blood clots. But fear not! I've got some messy, yet effective ways to keep you clot-free and ready to hit the ground running (or briskly walking, depending on jet lag).


What’s the Big Deal with Blood Clots? Picture this: You're sitting in a metal tube (aka airplane), thousands of feet in the air, binge-watching a show you won't admit to loving, when suddenly, your legs decide to play a game of "let's pretend we're not part of the body." That, my friends, is your cue. Your body is like, "Hey, remember us down here?" That's where blood clots like to crash the party.


Top Tips for Kicking Clots to the Curb.


1. Hydrate Like You’re Crossing the Sahara Water is your best friend. It's the friend who tells you that karaoke after 2 AM is a bad idea. Drink plenty of it. Avoid alcohol and caffeine; they’re the frenemies that'll dehydrate you faster than you can say "blood clot."


2. Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle Every couple of hours, do the seat shuffle. Lift those legs, rotate those ankles, and pretend you’re squishing grapes under your feet. It’s like a mini workout, minus the sweat.


3. Compression Socks: Fashion Statement or Lifesaver? Why Not Both? These bad boys are like hugs for your legs. They keep the blood from doing the lazy river around your veins. Slip 'em on and not only reduce the risk of DVT but also step up your travel fashion game. Choosing Your Armor: Compression Socks 101 Let’s dive into the world of compression socks, shall we? They’re not just for grandmas anymore. Here’s how to pick the perfect pair.

  • Fit is Everything: Make sure they’re snug but not like a boa constrictor. -

  • Compression Level: Aim for mild to moderate compression, unless your doctor says otherwise. Think of it as choosing the level of difficulty for a video game.

  • Style Points: They come in all sorts of patterns and colors. Why not make a statement? Wrapping It Up with a Bow (or a Sock?)


4. Snack Smart: Pack snacks like you’re a human picnic basket. Choose options that won’t make you thirstier than a fish out of water. Think fruits, nuts, and yes, more water.


5. The Aisle Dance: Choose an aisle seat when you can. It’s your golden ticket to freedom. Stand up, stretch, and take a leisurely stroll down the aisle like you’re on a catwalk. The bathroom trips? Just an excuse for more strutting.


Remember, folks, traveling is supposed to be fun, not a pain in the...leg. Follow these tipsl and you’ll be two steps ahead of blood clots. Keep moving, stay hydrated, and embrace the compression sock life. Safe travels, and may your legs remain as lively as your spirit!

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