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Some long-distance travelers are at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein. Part of a clot may break off and travel to the lungs, causing a PE, which can be fatal.

Protect yourself by knowing your risk and taking steps to prevent DVT.

Am I at risk for DVT?

Almost anyone can have DVT. People traveling for extended periods of time may be at increased risk for DVT because they have limited movement. The increased risk is usually associated with air travel, but DVT can also form during travel by bus, train, or car.

Most people who develop travel-associated DVT have additional risk factors, including:

  • A previous blood clot
  • Family history of blood clots
  • Known clotting disorder
  • Recent surgery or injury
  • Use of estrogen-containing birth control or hormone replacement therapy
  • Older age
  • Obesity
  • Active cancer (or undergoing chemotherapy)
  • Limited mobility

Steps to DVT Prevention

You can take steps to help prevent DVT. For long distance travelers, these steps include Read more

Your Survival Guide to Safe and Health Travel

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 06:03 AM  posted by jbuytaert

Every year more and more Americans are traveling internationally — for vacation, business, and volunteerism, and to visit friends and family. Whatever your reason for traveling, the information on this page will help you to be Proactive, Prepared, and Protected when it comes to your health—and the health of others—while you are traveling.

BE PROACTIVE!

Take steps to anticipate any issues that could arise during your trip. The information in this section will help you plan for a safe and healthy trip.

BE PREPARED!

No one wants to think about getting sick or hurt during a trip, but sometimes these things happen. You may not be able to prevent every illness or injury, but you can plan ahead to be able to deal with them.

BE PROTECTED!

It is important to practice healthy behaviors during your trip and after you return home. This section outlines how you can protect yourself and others from illness during your trip.

For more information on your responsibilities as a traveler, listen to “The Three P’s of Safe and Healthy Travel” podcast.

Handi Medical Supply provides Knee Walkers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 08:03 AM  posted by jbuytaert

New Product in Handi Medical Supply’s Showroom

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 12:03 PM  posted by jbuytaert

sam® Sport Clinical Study #3

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 06:03 AM  posted by jbuytaert