The so-called economy class syndrome

Can compression garments really help?

The economy class syndrome

Do medical compression garments act against the economy class syndrome?

Economy class syndrome is a theoretical phenomenon where it was believed that the lack of legroom when flying in economy class can increase the risk of blood clots.

Compression treatment is naturally effective and efficient against the economy class syndrome. Travellers, who already have problems with their veins, should still wear medical compression garments (e.g. mediven plus). For those with no previous venous problems: special, clinically tested travel socks from medi (medi travel), are ideal for counteracting thromboses, which occur particularly often on long-haul flights, because they offer effective protection and are very comfortable to wear.

Diagnosis & treatment

Traveller's thrombosis

What is traveller's thrombosis?

Traveller's thrombosis

The human body


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