- Wear comfortable clothes, there is no need to limit blood flow.
- Keep hydrated! Drink water or a non-alcoholic beverage.
- Take as many (non-alcoholic) drinks as possible when flying, this will keep you hydrated and walking towards the restrooms, which will avoid DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) from happening.
- If flying while pregnant, walk as much as possible. Pregnant women are more vulnerable to clotting disorders.
- Bring eye drops if susceptible to dry eyes. The dry air might dry your nose and thicken your blood.
- For the looong trips (longer than 6 hours): Use compression socks to prevent blood clotting.
- If you suffer from Heart Disease or lung disease (COPD):
ü Consult your doctor before flying; altitude may affect circulation and breathing.
ü Long flights should be avoided, unless allowed to bring your oxygen tank on board.
ü Inform your airline of your need for an oxygen tank or a wheelchair.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. DVT is a serious condition because blood clots in your veins can break loose, travel through your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs, blocking blood flow (pulmonary embolism).
If you suffer from it, be prepared for any eventuality ALWAYS!
Useful When You Leave Home
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Useful When You Get Home
U.S Customs Form
Fill out the customs declaration form before landing. It could be one per person or one per family. It saves time, more importantly, it saves you time.
This U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program reduces waiting time and long lines upon returning home. For more information please go to www.globalentry.gov.
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