Aspirin & Air Travel


Aug 17th, 2005, 12:29 PM
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Aspirin & Air Travel

There is a new thread on the Europe forum that might be of interest. It's the thread called "Warning to Air Travelers in Coach" , but I think it's relevant to anyone going on long flights.

In brief, it suggests that aspirin can help prevent the clots associated with deep vein thrombosis (hope I got that right?), and that all air travellers that have no conditions that prevent taking aspirin do so. Might want to consult your doctor, of course, but seems like a good suggestion.
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Aug 17th, 2005, 03:12 PM
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tashak -

Started doing this in '94 or '95 when we had that long haul to Australia from the States. Believe it was 13 hrs from SFO. People weren't even talking about or knew about DVT, but to me it made sense. Kind of like a voice talking to me.

Once this air travel problem got a name, aspirin was one recommendation in addition to exercise while seated, getting up and walking around - keep the blood flowing thru the body.

It's a good reminder for all - especially for those who have no problems taking aspirin.

Thanks for posting this!
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