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High index of Brazilian air travel alert for linking risk of thrombosis

With passenger numbers increasing, specialist emphasized the importance to move the legs during long trips

 
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Report of International Transportation Association (IATA), based in Geneva, Switzerland, shows that the number of Brazilians who make air travel will reach 90 million by 2014, 32% more than last year. The warning given to the increased risk of thrombosis. A causative factor is immobility of the person, who is still a long time and eventually cause coagulation, formation of a thrombus. In a long plane trip, for example, a person moves his arms, but the legs are almost always real estate, explains Vasco Lauria, head of Vascular Surgery of the Federal Hospital da Lagoa in Rio de Janeiro.

To avoid complications, it is essential to use compression stockings. People also need to stand, walk, move, directs. In some cases, it is recommended that one consult a professional before traveling. Care must be redoubled to smokers and people who use oral contraceptives, which increase blood clotting.

In more severe cases of the disease, moving the thrombus, reaches the lung causing pulmonary embolism, which could lead to death. The major veins of leaves thrombus in the thigh and pelvic region and goes where the vessels diminish in size. Get out of the leg, passes through the heart and reaches the lungs, where the plot slows down and makes the blood clot, explains.

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