- Have surgery in the days before the flight
- Get pregnant over the weekend
- Sit in the window seat
- Gain 100 pounds
- Down some estrogen-laden oral contraceptives.
What I can do? Tipple.
The doctors are saying that alcohol and dehydration do NOT increase one's risk of getting clots.
So called "economy class syndrome" is also not a factor, according to the Docs. They say you can develop DVT in business class just as readily as in economy class.
Yes, anyone can develop deep vein thrombosis. The risk is there in particular for flights of six hours or longer. So to stay healthy, doctors recommend walking about the plane and doing calf stretches.