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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Cosmic Radiation

Flight Stress

Jet Lag

DVT Flight Socks

In recent years, following the widening press coverage of DVT, there have been a number of efforts to introduce DVT-preventative devices.

Recognised by a number of health experts, these elastic compression stockings represent one of the most accessible steps towards the reduction of DVT.  Ultimately, it would be hoped that all long-haul carriers provided them for free on all flights over five hours.

By applying a gentle pressure to the ankle, they help blood to flow around the body by squeezing it up towards the heart, which assists the body's circulation.

At present,  flight stockings can be purchased at good pharmacies for around 11 or $16.  Their manufacturers claim that they can be worn up to 30 times, and are available in several sizes.