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'Economy class syndrome' is a misnomer
 

'Economy class syndrome' is a misnomer

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Being immobile for long periods of time can put you at risk of blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is why flying, especially in cramped conditions, has been associated with DVT.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
 
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16 Nov 2017 - General
 
Amen to this article Norrashida Abdul Aziz . Being immobile combined with negative atmospheric pressure inside the plane makes one at risk for developing DVT. Mobilizing the gastrocnemius, which serves as the "peripheral pump", helps avoid venous stasis that could lead to DVT. A simple exercise to move the calf muscles with limited space is ankle pumps. By actively plantarflexing and dorsiflexing the an...
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