How the Venowave can Reduce Your Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) During Prolonged Air Flights
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition where a thrombus or blood clot adheres within th
e walls of a deep vein, typically in the calf or lower leg. It is characterized by leg pain, swelling (edema), redness, and warmness to touch. DVT often occurs following surgery, leg fractures, or extended bed rest. Risk factors include smok
ing, advanced age, dehydration and obesity. DVT is a common condition
experienced by approximately 2 million individuals within the United States each year. DVT also represents the second most common medical complication in hospital acute care centres.
What are the consequences and complications of DVT?
It is estimated that up to 60% of patients suffering from DVT will develop Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) within the next two years. PTS is characterized by aching, a sensation of heaviness in the leg, itchiness and discomfort, swelling, skin discolouration, and the development of varicosities and eventually venous ulceration.
There are potentially fatal complications arising from DVT in the form of venous thromboembolism. Embolization occurs when the clot that develops within the leg breaks off or detaches to become an emboli that travels through the bloodstream. The embolus may travel to one of the main arteries of the lungs where it becomes a pulmonary embolism. This can result in an obstruction of blood to the lungs leading to respiratory distress and in some cases death.
How can long air flights and long trips increase my risk of DVT?
Prolonged air travel has been shown to increase the risk of DVT due to sustained periods of sitting. This immobility reduces the rate of blood flow within the cardiovascular system. In other words, the blood is moving more slowly due to inactivity. As blood flow slows down, the risk of blood clotting or thrombus development increases. Additionally, remaining seated for extended periods of time causes the blood to pool, collect and stagnate in the lower legs. Therefore, the risk of DVT is increased not only for air travel, but also for extended travel by bus, train or car.
What is the Venowave and how can it prevent DVT during prolonged transit periods?
The Venowave is a compact, battery-operated, tubeless compression pump which attaches firmly to the back of the calf with adjustable straps. It generates a unique wave-form motion which increases circulation by creating upwards volumetric displacement. Stagnant deoxygenated blood is directed away from the lower legs and towards the heart. The Venowave has been clinically proven to increase venous flow rates by up to 88% and will significantly reduce the risk of clotting or thrombotic events during extended transit times. The Venowave’s unique lightweight design (335 grams) and extended battery life (up to 16 hours of continuous operation with two AA batteries) makes it the ideal companion to prevent DVT for all types of travelers.
Where can I purchase a Venowave device?
The Venowave can be purchased through our website. Please visit us today and discover how the Venowave can become an indispensable travel companion.