Before you hop on the plane for that upcoming business trip or vacation, it may be a good idea to visit Dr. Schlam at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists for a checkup as well as ways to avoid health problems while away.  Click here or call (845) 798 – 9074 to schedule your appointment today.

Why should I worry about a blood clot?

A blood clot that develops in the veins of the legs is called a “deep vein thrombosis” or “DVT.”  This type of clot is a serious medical condition because it can break free, float through your bloodstream, and wedge itself into one of your organs (for example, your lungs.)  This can lead to major injuries or even death.

When am I most likely to develop a blood clot?

Risk factors for developing a blood clot include having a family history of blood clots, cancer, heart disease, recent surgery, blood clotting disorders, smoking, age, obesity, pregnancy, and immobility.  During long flights you don’t move around very much, and any additional risk factors can greatly increase your chances of having a blood clot or DVT.

What can I do to decrease my risk of a blood clot or DVT while flying?

  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.  Something as simple as tight jeans or a snug elastic waist can decrease blood flow.
  • Wear compression stockings, especially if your flight is longer than 6 hours.
  • Bring a bottle of water on the flight.  Dry air in the plane can be dehydrating and can thicken your blood while you wait to get a beverage during the drink cart service.  Make sure you have your own supply to last you through the flight.
  • Accept a drink from the drink cart each time one is offered.  This tip actually has 2 benefits.  First, remaining as hydrated as possible is a big part of avoiding a blood clot.  Second, the more you drink, the more trips you will make to the restroom.  Walking gets your blood flowing and decreases your risk of getting a blood clot.

Do I have a blood clot or DVT?

If you are worrying that you may have a blood clot, schedule your appointment with Dr. Schlam today by calling (845) 298 – 9074 or by clicking here.

By:  David Schlam

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
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