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Office Workers Prone to Blood Clots


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Staying chained to your desk might place you at greater risk of potentially fatal blood clots in the legs, researchers in New Zealand say. Deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT, is thought to be caused by sitting rigidly for too long. Also called travellers' thrombosis, the condition is caused when a blood clot forms in leg veins and travels to the lungs, heart or brain days or weeks later, where it can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Prof. Richard Beasley of the Medical Research Institute in Wellington looked at 62 people under 65 who were admitted to hospital with blood clots. ....Continued on http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2007/03/12/clots-sitting.html
 
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That's why we should find time to walk or raise our legs in between breaks. Prolong standing or sitting can cause deep vein thrombosis. It is also good to wear anti-embolic stockings. Phlebologist
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