13 Dec '11, 8am

Economy-class syndrome: Can a long-haul flight kill? | Fit To Post Health - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Economy-class syndrome: Can a long-haul flight kill? | Fit To Post Health - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Deep vein thrombosis has been nick-named the Economy-class syndrome If you're not careful, well, yes. That's because sitting for long periods of time without moving (especially in economy class!) can expose you to deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This condition refers to the formation of a blood clot in a vein deep inside a part of the body, usually the thighs and calves. "The bane of the traveller, DVT is actually more common than expected," says Dr Benjamin Chua , consultant in vascular surgery at the Department of General Surgery of Singapore General Hospital . "Those suffering from DVT usually feel muscle pain, tenderness, swelling and redness around the calves of the leg. In severe cases, the swelling can extend up to the thigh and hip level, explains Chua. Sometimes, it can takes up to two weeks for the symptoms to become apparent ." Chua adds: "But DVT is only potentiall...

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