If you’re flying off to escape our winter (lucky) don’t forget to wear travel socks.

Travel socks can help prevent DVT (deep vein thrombosis).

A DVT is caused by a blood clot blocking a vein. It can become dangerous if it breaks away and travels to your lungs.

Can you prevent them?

Wearing travel socks and doing seat exercises helps if you’re flying or sitting for long periods. Get up and walk around as much as possible. Drink plenty of water and limit alcohol intake in the air.

How do you know if you’ve got one?

It’s not always obvious but if you’ve got pain or swelling, particularly behind your knee, or if you’ve had a DVT before, it’s wise to get it checked. Call us on 0800 45 45 88 or email: info@revascular.co.nz