Learn how to prevent blood clots when you are sitting for a long period of time.
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Preventing Blood Clots During Travel Dr. Travis Stork: Before the break we read an email for Morgan in Oklahoma who has a family history of blood clots. She wants to know if she should be worried about a long transcontinental flight. Don’t worry about it but what you need to do is get up out of your sheets, stretch your legs, because the one and the biggest reasons people get blood cloths is something called venus stasis, it’s where the blood pulls in your veins, it just hangs around and its more likely to clot. Stretching your legs, pumping blood down in those legs by just sitting there in your sit, straightening them out, go to the bathroom every few hours even if you don’t feel like you have to go. Get out of your sit. Dr. Lisa Masterson: And there are also stockings, the Jobst stockings or the compression stocking. So --and we recommend that for anyone whose on a flight over four. Dr. Travis Stork: And this holds true for long car rides, sitting at your desperate hours straight. So pay attention.