Why Should You Wear Travel Compression Socks on Your Next Trip?


Summer is approaching, and you may plan to pack your bags for your next trip to Manali. We’re happy for you, but there is always a dangerous disadvantage of traveling that you may not know about, i.e., being immobile for long.

When flying, the risk of building up a dangerous blood cluster called deep vein thrombosis is more likely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) happens when there is a formation of blood coagulation in a vein. This commonly occurs in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvis, however at times, in the arm as well.

In spite of the fact that DVT is effectively treatable when detected at its initial stages, the condition can turn out to be serious if the blood clot severs and moves to your lungs and blocks an artery, called a pulmonary embolism. In extreme cases, this can prompt a stroke and can even be lethal.

Susan L. Besser, MD, American Board of Obesity Medicine says that DVT can put individuals on long flights at risk as their feet hang for a long period. This is due to blood clots in the legs developing as the blood pools in the lower legs. Though the risk of DVT is low in healthy individuals, a few are more likely to be affected, such as those with diabetes, sickle cell anemia, vascular disease or other blood clotting disorders, or those who smoke, are overweight, pregnant, or on contraception.

Majority of the specialists prescribe wearing compression socks when traveling, both to provide comfort and reduce the risk of DVT. Travel compression socks apply pressure to the legs to squeeze the blood out of the veins and redirect it upwards. In addition, travel compression socks work to lessen the swelling brought about by extended sitting; additionally, it reduces uneasiness for those with varicose veins.

Wearing travel compression socks is one preventative measure; however, there are different ways to guard yourself against DVT, as well. Try not to cross your legs when you’re flying. Also, make it a point to move your feet and every once in a while, wiggle your toes. Avoid liquor during a flight, as this may result in dehydration, instead opt for water. The best thing you can do is to walk up and down the aisle every hour, stretch your legs.

Regardless of flying short domestic trips or an international one, we suggest packing a pair of travel compression socks in your luggage. To buy them anywhere in India, call us on (+91) 9321102110.

With our socks, you can go to Manali with total peace of mind.

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