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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT affects individuals who are seated in a confined space for extended periods of time.

To minimise the risk, it is recommended that both drivers and passengers take the following precautions:-

  • Where practical stop and take a break at least once every two hours 
  • Get out of the vehicle, walk around, exercise the lower legs and take in fresh air 
  • Drink plenty of water, to stay hydrated 
  • Wear loose fitting clothing

Symptoms of DVT may include:-

  • Swelling of the legs 
  • Redness and an increased temperature of the leg 
  • Noticeable pain 

If a person suspects they may have DVT, medical assistance should be sought.

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