|Subject: Re: bad news... what about DVT...|
Although this issue has received a great deal of press, it still is a rare event. In any case, it is easily prevented, the best way is to move around. Either get up out of your seat and walk up and down the aisle every 1-2 hours, or you can prophylax yourselves with medication. The simplest thing to do is to take 1 regular aspirin (325 mg, plain or coated..it doesn't matter) tablet with some water just before boarding the plane. This makes your platelets (cells that adhere to the blood vessel walls, and can initiate the clotting process) less 'sticky' and thus less likely to initiate a clot.
John Wiernikowski Hamilton, Ontario CANADA