Clark 732.574.1399 | Elizabeth 908.512.7900 | Jersey City 201.792.4500 | Kearny 201.998.4699 | Kenilworth 908.241.3181 |
South Plainfield 908.941.2227 | Staten Island 718.448.4488 | Teaneck 201.837.3939 | West New York 201.861.4226

Travel Tips for Healthy, Lovely Legs

Woman sitting in airport

As the fall travel season ramps up, you’ll want to take steps to protect yourself from a common, but often overlooked risk. Blood clots, also known as Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT, are a top health risk for those traveling long distances. Whether driving, flying or taking the train, sitting still for extended periods of time is a primary cause of blood clots and a major contributor to varicose veins.

Blood clots are of particular concern. They form when your blood doesn’t flow properly or pools back into your blood vessels. If part of a blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs, it can cause a pulmonary embolism, a potentially fatal blockage. Less serious but certainly unsightly are varicose veins, also caused by restricted blood flow.

To protect yourself from either condition while in the air, on the road or barreling down the tracks, Metropolitan Dermatology offers these tips:

  • Wear comfortable, flat shoes and loose clothing that won’t restrict blood flow.
  • Consider wearing compression stockings to help prevent swelling and keep your blood flowing upward toward your heart.
  • Maximize legroom by limiting carry-ons and checking or storing luggage.
  • Take any opportunity to stand up, stretch and walk or do a few quick exercises.
  • Drink plenty of water and resist the temptation to order those on-board cocktails.

If you see signs of spider or varicose veins forming in your legs, schedule a consultation at your nearest Metropolitan Dermatology location in Clark (732-574-1399), Kearny (201-997-8008), Teaneck (201-837-3939) or Staten Island (718-448-4488).

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Metropolitan Dermatology Locations

1075 Central Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
Clark NJ location servicing Edison, Westfield, Elizabeth, Linden, Scotch Plains, & Cranford, NJ

757 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Teaneck NJ location servicing Hackensack, Fort Lee, Fair Lawn, Englewood, and Bergenfield, NJ.

703 Kearny Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032
Kearny NJ location servicing Jersey City, Nutley, North Arlington, Lyndhurst, and Hoboken, NJ. *Formerly 752 Kearny

1324 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
Staten Island NY location servicing all of New York City!

3202 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Jersey City, NJ location servicing Jersey City and Newark.

114 Lakeview Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
South Plainfield, NJ location servicing Plainfield and Edison.

449 60th St.
West New York, NJ 07093
West New York NJ location servicing Union City, Bayonne, North Bergen, Hoboken, & Secaucus NJ

469 Morris Ave. Ste 2
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Elizabeth, NJ location servicing Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle Park and Hillside.

622 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Kenilworth, NJ location servicing Springfield Township, Union, and Mountainside.