I had the same concern and asked my family doctor. He showed me the recommendations from the American College of Chest Physicians.
Below you can find an extract:
VTE = Venous Thromboembolism (includes Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis)
GCS = Graduated compression stockings
6.0 Persons Traveling Long-Distance
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If you are overall healthy, I don't think it would be wise to go so far as to use an antithrombotic drug; as that will also thin your blood and may cause other issues.
There are a variety of dietary supplements that claim to aid in circulation; however, I can't prove that they will - or won't - work.
So, my best advice would be to obviously, get up and ...
In children, right atrial thrombosis is associated with placement of a central venous catheter.
Berman W Jr, Fripp RR, Yabek SM, Wernly J, Corlew S. Great vein and right atrial thrombosis in critically ill infants and children with central venous lines. Chest. 1991 Apr;99(4):963-7. PubMed PMID: 2009803.
Unless you have risk factors, don't worry too much
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