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Serious Health Risks of Long-Haul Flights

It’s really enjoyable to take off on holiday every now and then. But as any health expert will tell you that frequent flyers can be prone to serious health problems, from cardiovascular disease and cancer, to vision and hearing problems, even mental disorders and cognitive decline.

Human body faces a real challenge when taking off long-haul flights. According to the Journal of Environmental Health Research, catching of cold is 100 times more than higher on an aeroplane.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

A very familiar risk during air travel is just beginning with leg clots or DVT, which kills thousands of people every year. Idleness for long time increase the risk of leg room is cramped.

Move around and bend your leg muscles regularly to get blood circulation from the lower body back up to the heart is muscle contraction.

Hearing problems

You are at the threshold for exposing yourself to hearing loss, during flight travel for long-haul. The risk is greater when you fly more.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defined the intensity of sound as 88 decibels for four hours and 85 decibels for eight hours, whereas on an aeroplane usually ranges from 95 to 105 decibels, and during take-off engine noise is usually above 115 decibels.

Jet lag

Jest lag is represented medically as ‘desynchronosis' and sorted as a circadian rhythm sleep disorder. Fatigue, loss of concentration, irritability, loss of appetite, etc., are some of the short-term problems of jet lag.

In the year 2007, Lancet published a study found that reliable disorder of body rhythms could lead to cognitive decline, psychotic, mood disorders, heart disease and cancer.

Radiation

When you fly to the North Pole, the longer and higher the flight and the higher have the greater dose. You can easily go beyond the dose when you go on a round trip flight.

Dehydration & Constipation

Metabolic rate and digestion gets slow down when sitting for long period, which leads to causes gas, bloating, constipation and dehydration.

The best way to fight dehydration is simple by drinking a lot of water and avoids alcohol and caffeine. Intake calorie should be cut down and bend from side to side in your seat to help everything keep moving.

Bad Breath

When flying, many of your body’s systems slow down. Also saliva production allows bacteria to flourish.

Bad breath is caused sulphur compound produced by the food particles left in the mouth and over-doing it with sugary drinks, fast food, and sweets also encourages halitosis. Just as you would at home, eat healthily, drink water and brush your teeth.

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