Stuart Ex Pat in USA

by Stuart
(Maine USA)

Any long term immobility will predispose you to a DVT. It is worse if you are overweight, in a low pressure (aircraft) pregnant, or have poor circulation such as severe varicose veins. Sitting at a PC with your legs tucked under you (as so many of my co workers do) increases the risk. Like on a plane, you should stretch your legs out even if you do not get up and walk around, although getting up to walk around is a much better idea.

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