Deep vein thrombosis is a condition where blood clots form in the blood vessels (usually in the legs). If part of the clot breaks off and travels through the bloodstream it can cause problems in other areas such as the lungs.
In extreme cases, DVT can be fatal, so you can understand why for those suspectable to the condition, deep vein thrombosis is a very real concern.
The good news is that you can help to avoid DVT by taking a few basic steps. It’s a condition that is sometimes caused by lifestyle factors such as sedentary behaviour and long-distance travel (travel over 4 hours doubles the risk of developing DVT) . Both reduce the rate of blood flow, so help to create the conditions whereby clots can form.
Here’s how to help avoid DVT using infrared technology, even when you’re travelling.