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TV increases the risk of pulmonary embolism

November 13, 2017 12:12

embolismLovers of long watching TV broadcasts likely to die prematurely because of a terrible disease - pulmonary embolism. To such a disappointing conclusion reached by the authors of a study published in the American Heart journal Circulation. Detached thrombus occludes the artery, slowing blood flow. Depending on the size of the blood clot and its location may be different versions of events. Among them instant death or serious health complications. A blood clot forms in the veins of the legs or pelvis, later clot to the lungs.

From 1988 to 1990, the Japanese conducted a study, which was attended by more than 86,000 people aged 40 to 79 years. These people spent most of their time watching TV. After 19 years, 69% of the subjects died of pulmonary embolism. Researchers found that death was detected in 70% of people who watched TV from 2.5 to 4.9 hours per day. Every additional 2 hours before the TV screen increases the risk of dying from a blood clot by 40%.

MD Hiroyasu Iso argues that Japan recorded a lower level of disease than in Europe. However, the trend toward a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of a disease every year. Experts are unanimous in their opinion that the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism is difficult. This creates difficulties in providing timely assistance. The most striking symptoms of the negative state - pain in the chest and shortness of breath, which should immediately consult your doctor. Increase the burden on the body weight, hypertension, diabetes.

According to the researcher colleague Toru Shirakawa, each person can reduce the likelihood of developing pulmonary embolism. To do this, you need to give up the long-term view transmission, reduce the weight and not to practice eating in front of TV. Breaks while watching TV to do every hour. It's enough to get up, walk around the room, make a light workout. 

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