Flight to Italy Recommendation for 86 year old Women

Patient

Q: Anything an 86 year old women should do before long flight to rome from phoenix, az. she is in resonabably good health.

Doctor

A:   If she is good health than the recommendations would be the same regardless of age.  The recommendations are to avoid a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT or blood clot) by making sure to stretch or move around hourly during waking hours.

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