You can take steps to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
If you're at risk for DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE), you can help prevent the condition by:
If you've had DVT or PE before, you can help prevent future blood clots by following the above steps and:
Your risk of developing DVT while traveling is small. The risk increases if the travel time is longer than 4 hours or you have other DVT risk factors.
During long trips, it may help to:
If you're at increased risk for DVT, your doctor may recommend wearing compression stockings while traveling or taking a blood-thinning medicine before traveling.
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