Safety and Health

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and increased risk for athletes on long travel  

I wanted to add this as a permanent Page with information and links related to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or "Economy Class Syndrome" which many people on this list are at risk for.

 

http://www.airhealth.org/athletes.html

 

About 85% of air travel thrombosis victims are athletic, usually endurance-type athletes like marathoners. People with slower resting blood flow are at greater risk of stasis, stagnant blood subject to clotting. Also, they are more likely to have bruises and sore muscles that can trigger clotting.

 

Some additional links:

 

http://www.trifuel.com/triathlon/health/your-last-tri-race-clot-die-001509.php

 

http://triduffer.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/travel-risks-for-endurance-athletes-or-how-being-healty-can-kill-you/

 

http://www.emeraldempireadventures.com/wordpress/dvt-the-downside-of-being-an-endurance-athlete/920/

 

Very important information for those who travel before or after or both for endurance events, business or home leave.

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