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Higher Risk of Blood Clots Due to Binge Watching TV

The outcome of excessive television viewing is a Blood clot, not brain damage. According to new research, persons who watch TV for more than four hours per day are more likely to acquire venous thromboembolism (VTE), a potentially fatal clotting condition in which deep vein thrombosis is the most frequent form (DVT). DVT affects an estimated 1 million Americans each year, with up to 100,000 deaths.

The illness affects the body’s deepest veins, generally in the legs or pelvis, but it has also been seen in the arms. A lack of robust Blood circulation causes the obstruction, which is commonly produced by sitting in the same position for an extended amount of time. Many people will have severe pain and edoema near the clot as it forms. The clot could cause long-term damage to the vascular system if it is not treated.

Some can become dislodged and move to the lungs, cutting off Blood supply to the organ and causing pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. Age, physical fitness, and current health issues, particularly heart disease and high Blood pressure, are all risk factors for VTE, with a sedentary lifestyle being the most common. Regardless of health, sitting for lengthy periods of time without moving increases the risk of VTE.

It’s one of the reasons why bedridden individuals who can’t move need to be exercised. Researchers looked at data from three previous observational studies, totaling over 130,000 people aged 40 and up who had not been diagnosed with VTE before taking part. About 1,000 patients in the pool were eventually diagnosed with VTE at some time after they enrolled in the trial.

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