Warfarin Wednesday
Welcome to this edition of Warfarin Wednesday. It contains information that will help you maintain your INR during your summer vacations.

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Warfarin on Holiday

Warfarin on Holiday
Summer is a great time for day trips, weekenders, and long, luxurious vacations. While these are great for your mind and spirit, they can raise havoc with your blood. When you take warfarin, changes in your diet will affect your INR and can throw you out of your therapeutic range. You may take a holiday, but your Warfarin can not. …
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Blood Clots Travel

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a dangerous blood clot forms deep inside one of your veins. Anyone can develop DVT, but the risk is significantly higher when for people on long car, plane, or train rides.
Why?
Because when blood pools it clots.
When you sit for long periods of time, circulation slows down and can begin to pool. Anyone who has a history of blood clots should take precautions when sitting on anything for three hours or more. You can read more about DVT on the Centers for Disease Control and Protection webpage, Blood Clots During Travel.

The Wittington Hospital in London, UK, recommends the following when travelling:
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Move around as often as you can. If you are travelling by car, stop and stretch every few hours. If by plane, get up and walk. You may also want to wear compression stockings if you will be in the plane for more than a few hours.
  • Drink plenty of water and, if you drink alcohol, remember that its effects are exacerbated by changes in cabin pressure.
For the complete details, visit NHS Witting Health Blog.

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