Thrombosis Travel Insurance
Thrombosis is when a blood vessel gets obstructed by the formation of a blood clot. This limits blood circulation and can have dangerous consequences. The actual obstruction in the blood vessel is called a thrombus, which may be big enough to cause hypoxia or lack of oxygen and the accumulation of lactic acid. If the blood vessel is completely blocked, tissue death may follow. The main risk associated with Thrombosis, however, is the possibility that the thrombus breaks loose and blocks a blood vessels elsewhere in the body, the lungs, heart or brain, for instance.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please call us for a quote.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Thrombosis Medical Questions
When getting a quote for Travel Insurance with this condition, you will be asked a number of questions. These will include:
- Where was the Thrombosis (clot) ?
- Did you also have any clots in your lungs ?
- Are you still taking anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medication for THIS condition ?
- How many times have you had a Thrombosis (clot) ?
- Do you have a disease which makes your blood more likely than normal to clot ?
Travel Advice with Thrombosis
Before travelling consult your Doctor if any of the following applies to you:
- You have previously suffered from a DVT of pulmonary embolism.
- You have had major surgery in the last 3 months.
- You have had a stroke.
- You have a family history of clotting conditions.
- You have Cancer or have had Cancer treatment in the past.
It is important to take any symptoms seriously in case of an embolism which can have very serious consequences. Therefore consult a Doctor if you are concerned. Always take out a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy prior to travel.
Reduce the risks of DVT on flights and long rail and road journeys by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol to reduce dehydration. Perform simple leg exercises such as straightening legs and wiggling toes and get up and walk around regularly remember to request an aisle seat and to store your luggage in overhead lockers rather than by your feet. Wearing elastic compression socks can help but you need to make sure you have the correct size.
If travelling by road or rail take advantage of rest and refuelling stops by getting out and walking around. Taking sleeping pills is not recommended as this leads to long periods of inactivity.
Arterial thrombosis can occur in arteries supplying the heart, causing a heart attack, or in arteries supplying the brain causing a stroke. An Embolism is caused by a blood clot moving away from its original site and becoming lodged in another part of the body.
Anyone can be affected by thrombosis but it is more likely with increased age, a family history of Thrombosis, obesity, a lack of physical activity and if a person is suffering from another medical condition such as Cancer or Heart Disease.
DVT usually occurs in one of the larger veins in the calf. Initial symptoms include a pain or swelling in the leg, a pale blue / reddish purple tinge to the skin, warming of the area and a vein appearing larger than normal. This can cause a pulmonary embolism, in which the blood clot becomes lodged in one of the lungs. This leads to breathlessness, a pain in the chest that is worse when you breathe, and possibly even coughing up blood, sudden collapsing and even death, depending on the size of the embolism.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover Thrombosis or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.