DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
Blood clotting in the veins of the inner thigh or leg. In air travel, DVT is the "economy-class syndrome." Even in young, health travelers the long stretches immobilized in cramped seats in cabins with very low humidity set the stage for the formation of a thrombus (blood clot) in the lower leg. Blood clots can break off (as emboli) and makes their way to the lung where they have the potential of

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