Move more and avoid thrombosis in time

How long do you remain sitting? 30 minutes? More than 40?

Doing more than 90 minutes sitting reduces blood circulation by 50%, which increases the risk of thrombosis, a disease related to one out of every four deaths in the adult population.

Therefore, on World Thrombosis Day, the campaign is launched# Time2Move - #DejaTuSilla that invites the population to leave their chair and start moving to reduce risks and save their lives.

The formation of potentially fatal blood clots in arteries or veins known as thrombosis, is the common mechanism underlying the three leading causes of death in the world: heart infarction, cerebrovascular events and venous thromboembolism.

Alejandra Meaney, Senior Cardiovascular Medical Manager at Bayer de México, explained that the most effective action to reduce the risk of thrombosis is to stimulate blood circulation through physical activity.

"Venous thromboembolism (VTE) encompasses a dangerous combination of two diseases: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that occurs when a clot forms in the deep vein, usually in the leg [2] or pelvis; and pulmonary embolism (PE), a dangerous and fatal condition that occurs when the blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs [3], the specialist explained.

"Walking to work, climbing stairs, walking the dog and avoid prolonged periods of rest in front of any screen or mobile device, are simple actions that reduce the risk of thrombosis," said the cardiologist.

For his part, Dr. Carlos Sierra, of the National Institute of Cardiology, stressed that the knowledge of signs and symptoms allows acting on time, because a DVT or PE are high-risk situations that require immediate medical attention. In the case of DVT, pain begins in the calf, inflammation of the foot, ankle or leg, reddening of the skin and heat; and in PD, shortness of breath, chest pain, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, dizziness or fainting.

The bell# Time2Move  - #DejaTuSilla seeks: to lift the population from its chair and move it to prevent the formation of life-threatening thrombi; move the doctors to properly diagnose thrombosis and move the authorities to implement standards that give certainty in their care.

Finally, Dr. Alejandra Meaney invited to consult or the Twitter account @Time2Move, and share with friends and family useful information to help prevent and identify the risk of thrombosis.

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