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Hello. I have edema in my legs. I drive a semi truck and obviously

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Hello. I have edema in my legs. I drive a semi truck and obviously I am seated for many hours driving. When I was diagnosed with this I was fitted for compression stockings and they do help.

However here is my concern. I would like to take a vacation to Melbourne, Australia next year. The flights are 4 hours from Chicago to Los Angeles and then a layover. That flight does not concern me. It's the 15 and a half hour flight from LA to Melbourne that does. If I wear the compression stockings and get up from time to time to stretch out and move the legs will I be all right on such a long flight?

Thanks for your help and advice
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 1 year ago.

Dr Brims :

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Dr Brims :

Do you take any medication?


 

Customer:

For high blood pressure yes, but nothing for the edema

Dr Brims :

Okay, then you shouldn't have any problems as long as you stand up and walk frequently


 

Dr Brims :

You should discuss possibly taking an aspirin before the flight with your doctor as well


 

Customer:

How often would you suggest on such a long flight? Obviously I would like to get some sleep as well


 

Dr Brims :

Every 3 hours


 

Customer:

I have low dosage bayer asprin with me. Is that what you suggest taking before the flight?

Dr Brims :

Yes, but you should discuss it with your doctor first


 

Customer:

Ok, no problem

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