Drinking alcohol during flights creates an additional burden on the human body, which is affected by low air pressure and dehydration, which, along with an uncomfortable position, provoke the formation of blood clots in deep veins, the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region reported with reference to the head of the department of cardiovascular vascular surgery Krasnogorsk city hospital 1 Richard Khetagurov. “During air travel, as well as long trips by car, conditions are formed for poor circulation of the lower extremities. Prolonged sitting, especially in an uncomfortable position, low pressure in the cabin, as well as dehydration provoke the formation of blood clots in the deep veins. The body has the hardest part if a person also drinks alcohol during the flight,”the press service said. The doctor explained that to prevent thrombosis during long trips and flights, it is worth wearing knitwear of the first degree of compression. Such jersey compensates for the function of the muscle pump, normalizes blood circulation and accelerates blood flow in the vessels of the legs, Khetagurov explained.