Varicose veins pose 5x risk of DVT

People with varicose veins are 5x more likely to suffer deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), according to new research published this week. The study of 425,000 people suggests the condition should be considered a major red flag that someone is at risk of DVT or PE (pulmonary embolism).

Every year in the UK 67,000 people suffer a DVT and it is important that people understand their risk during situations that increase DVT risk, such as immobility through surgery or prolonged travel. Between 2-10% of people flying more than 4 hours without wearing well-fitting flight socks suffer a symptomless DVT.

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Isobar supplies custom-fit compression to people flying regularly, those with vascular conditions and athletes to increase blood return through the calf, which in turn reduces the risk of blood clotting.