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I'm about to travel in car for a long distance has anyone heard of wearing compression socks to help with blood flow for you upper levels while walking around or traveling?

  1. This is an interesting discussion about it. I had my reservations before, but I guess it changed.

    1. Does it help or do you think I need to

    2. , we are unable to give you specific medical advice over the internet for your safety, so I can't tell you what to do in this instance. But it looks like Leon and Janet have provided some excellent resources for you on the subject, as well as some other suggestions, like making sure to take breaks when traveling and move around a bit. Janet mentioned that her doctor suggested she wear them when traveling long distances. Perhaps it would be good to put a call into your doctor to see what they think? Warmly, Melanie (team member)

  2. It looks like Leon and Janet have already given you tips about the compression socks. Let us know if you have any other questions. I hope you have a great trip! I love road trips - especially if you can stop where you like and just enjoy yourself. If you have a chance let us know about the trip.


    Best,
    Lyn (COPD site moderator)


    1. Hi awesome, and thanks for your post and your question - it's a good one. I see my colleague, , has already responded to your inquiry and provided an excellent article for reference. I do hope you have an opportunity to read it.
      In addition, I wanted to suggest that, on a long car trip, it's always a good idea to stop every hour or so and take a stretch and a walk around. This is a good way to avoid the complications that may be associated with sitting idly for extended periods of time.
      You may also want to discuss these plans with your physician - the doctor may have some advice and suggestions to give you as well.
      What do you think?
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

      1. this is the link to the article: https://copd.net/clinical/dvt Let us know what you think! Warmly, Melanie (team member)


      2. Hi again, awesome - please take a look - my colleague melaniem, has provided a clickable link for your convenience. I do hope you are able to access the article now.
        All the best,
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    2. Hi, yes I have heard of wearing compression stockings when traveling. I have been advise to wear them when traveling for a long distance.

      To follow is a link that discusses compression stockings, as well as DVTs, deep vein thrombosis. Otherwise known as blood clots. If you have concerns, you should talk with your doctor.
      I hope that you enjoy your trip.
      Janet (site moderator COPD.net)
      https://copd.net/clinical/dvt

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