What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
It is the medical term for clots that form in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis.
These blood clots can travel through the bloodstream to the lungs and cause a potentially deadly condition known as a pulmonary embolism.
The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis rises after long periods of inactivity, such as sitting in a car or airplane, especially in people with a history of cardiovascular disease. Taking aspirin the day before flying could help with blood circulation (always check with your doctor).