If you are one of the millions of world air travelers, you should be concerned about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) (also know as "Coach Class Syndrome".) Travel Socks are a recommended and effective way to prevent DVT.
DVT is the development of a blood clot (thrombus) in the deep veins of the leg. Normal vibrations of the leg muscles promote proper and continual blood circulation in the veins. However, when flying in coach class for lengthy durations of hours, one experiences prolonged periods of inactivity, compounded with cramped sitting positions. As a result of the non-movement of the legs, the blood does not flow properly, and the legs begin to swell and ache. There is also a possibility of blood clot formation (DVT) due to the stagnation of the blood. Should a blood clot break free of the blood vessel, it can travel to the heart, lungs or brain with possible fatal consequences. Travel Socks are an ideal measure to prevent DVT.
Travel Socks provide continual low-level compression throughout the duration of your travel. Compression induces proper and continual blood flow and greatly reduces or eliminates the possibility of blood lot formation. As well, regular circulation reduces the swelling and aches in one's legs that often are experienced after air travel. Travel Socks should be an integral part of your travel gear.