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Took at least one 8+ hour flight per year in the past. Then 911, dollar decline, etc. At 60 are there new risks from plane travel?

Took at least one 8+ hour flight per year in the past. Then 911, dollar decline, etc. At 60 are there new risks from plane travel?

I'll say no...: Air travel remains one of the safest ways to get around. At the spry age of 60 you should be fine! remember to be mindful of hydration, get up and walk briefly around every hour or two while awake, and don't start your trip already exhausted, as many do. Travel well! ...Read more

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Bloating Or Abdominal Fullness (Definition)

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Does time difference effect ur cycle? I've done a 10 hr flight and feel cycle coming early. Bloated and ovary pain

Does time difference effect ur cycle? I've done a 10 hr flight and feel cycle coming early. Bloated and ovary pain

Not really: Hi, time difference does not affect your periods. But traveling and a lot of stress can affect your hormones. And that can lead to late or early periods ...Read more

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Clogged ear after flight lasting days?

Clogged ear after flight lasting days?

Ask a Pilot: Eustachian tubes close up and don't want to open. Ask a pilot for the ways they get their Eustachian tubes open - they can show you easier than tell you. ...Read more

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Ear is a bit clogged. Going on plane for 11 hours, and want to do micro suction. How much time should I leave before micro suction after flight?

Ear is a bit clogged.  Going on plane for 11 hours, and want to do micro suction.  How much time should I leave before micro suction after flight?

Clogged ear: It doesn't matter, De wax or de clogg your ears before the flight as change in altitude can cause further pressure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it healthy for feet and legs to swell after flight?

Can you tell me is it healthy for feet and legs to swell after flight?

Swelling post flight: This is not healthy. Serious complications can occur such a DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis. Compression stockings are recommended for flights greater than 2~3 hours to prevent feet and leg swelling. It is also recommended to walk around the plane at least every 1 to 2 hours. ...Read more

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My left ear still feels like clogged after flight. I had flu when I was on the flight.

My left ear still feels like clogged after flight. I had flu when I was on the flight.

Ear Tube Antics: The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the throat. When swallowing or yawning, the tube helps equalize air pressure by opening and closing. When flying at altitude in a pressurized cabin, the normal function of the tube can be altered, especially if inflamed by an illness. Water consumption can help open/close the tube, but avoid blowing the nose too hard; time will fix it! ...Read more

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After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?

After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?

See below: Swelling of feet and legs could be from insufficiency where valves in veins cannot overcome gravity and blood settles in legs and feet. Lymphedema can also cause fluid to accumulate there. Elevate feet/legs whenever possible. Elastic stockings and compression therapy may help. See your physician for evaluation to find cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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Ear still feels full, hearing a bit muffled after flight 8 days ago, was battling a cold prior to flight. Tried amoxicillin and sudafed. Is this bad?

Ear still feels full, hearing a bit muffled after flight 8 days ago, was battling a cold prior to flight. Tried amoxicillin and sudafed. Is this bad?

No: You may just need time for the pressure in your ears to equalize. If it bothers you, considering seeing an ENT who can lance your ear drum top relieve it. ...Read more

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What eases bloated ness fast? Thank you

What eases bloated ness fast?  Thank you

Bloating: There is no instant relief ; time is usually the biggest cure. Sometime otc meds like gas-x (simethicon) can help. Gentle activity like walking or swimming can help gass pas through your system. Some people find a warm pad (such as the ones with rice or similar substances) that are placed in the microwave, are helpful when placed on abdomen during symptoms. Best treatment is avoiding triggers. ...Read more

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