SOURCE: Communications Four

November 16, 2005 07:00 ET

Holiday Travel: Avoiding DVT -- "Don't Let Extended Travel Jeopardize Your Health"

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2005 -- No matter what the mode of transportation this holiday season, sitting motionless for long periods of time may put some travelers at risk of DVT, or Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Also referred to as 'Traveler's Thrombosis,' DVT affects about two-million Americans each year.

DVT is caused when blood pools deep within the body forming a clot in a vein deep within the muscles -- usually the calf or thigh. Any long period of immobility -- such as sitting for extended periods while traveling, being bedridden from illness, or recovering from surgery -- is a risk factor for DVT, and Pulmonary Embolism.

In this report, you'll discover exactly what scenarios place you at risk, and how taking some simple precautions on long trips this holiday season can keep you safe.

Sound on tape:

--  Edward Eubank / DVT Patient
--  Shealynn Harris, MD / Pathologist
--  Automobile traffic on highways
--  Travelers at airport
--  Pathologists in lab setting
--  DVT Patient demonstrating prevention
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