DVT and long haul flights (24 hours plus). What's the risk?
My son (aged 17) is flying to Australia from the UK for a rugby tour. He’s fit and healthy and I’ve told him to walk around, wiggle his toes etc to keep his circulation going. In the following 3 weeks he’ll have several long flights around Australia too and then, of course, the flight home.
What do frequent long haul flyers do in this situation?
Is it advisable to take half an aspirin to prevent blood clotting before flights?
I just have this fear that he’ll get on the rugby pitch and drop dead from an undiagnosed DVT on the move.