• Preventing Swollen Legs/Feet While Flying

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in Ask Aston

    Many people suffer from swollen legs and feet while flying called gravitational edema. It is caused by accumulating fluid building in the body during a flight along with decreased mobility of the legs causing sluggish circulation. Menstruating women and obese people are at greater risks for this swelling however there are a few things you can do to help prevent this. Avoid high sodium and caffeinated foods/beverages for a few days prior to the flight, walk around as much as possible during the flight and consider compression socks/stockings.


    Here are some more tips to help prevent swelling during your flight


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