What you should know about air travel!
Flying presents a challenge for individuals with lymphedema and those at risk for lymphedema. The decrease in cabin pressure in the airplane puts stress on your lymphatic and circulatory systems and this can lead to an increase in swelling.
Guidelines for Using Compression Garments include:
- Obtain a well-fitted graduated compression garment for air travel
- Wear it several times before your trip to make sure it fits properly
- Wear a compression hand piece, as well a a sleeve
- Place the garment on before take-off
Leave the garment on for one to three hours after deplaning to allow tissue pressure to equilibrate.
We now carry Compression Sleeves. Come see us or call if you have any questions.
Always be certain to contact your doctor if you have any swelling that is abnormal.