Sitting for long hours in the car causes a stroke

Sitting for long hours in the car causes a stroke


Sitting for long hours in the car causes a stroke
A recent medical study warned that sitting for long hours in a car or plane would increase the risk of a condition called venous thromboembolism (VTE), a blood clot often forming in the veins of the leg, thigh or arm.

To assess the impact of prolonged sitting in the car, as in the case of taxi drivers, the researchers collected data from the effects of the Kumamoto earthquakes that hit Japan in 2016.

The researchers found the spread of blood clots in the legs, which in most cases spread to the lungs, among many people who were forced to vacate their homes and had to leave the car for hours on end to travel to other areas, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Illness the heart.

Analysis of the questionnaires from 21 local medical institutions found that 51 patients were admitted to the hospital after the earthquakes because they suffered from thrombosis in the leg. Of these, 42 patients (82.4%) spent the night in cars traveling.

"The preventive awareness activities of professional medical teams, supported by education and the media about the risk of leg clots due to long hours of sitting in the car, can reduce the number of stroke patients," said Dr Huikimo Toua, a professor at Tokyo University.
Sitting for long hours in the car causes a stroke
A recent medical study warned that sitting for long hours in a car or plane would increase the risk of a condition called venous thromboembolism (VTE), a blood clot often forming in the veins of the leg, thigh or arm.

To assess the impact of prolonged sitting in the car, as in the case of taxi drivers, the researchers collected data from the effects of the Kumamoto earthquakes that hit Japan in 2016.

The researchers found the spread of blood clots in the legs, which in most cases spread to the lungs, among many people who were forced to vacate their homes and had to leave the car for hours on end to travel to other areas, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Illness the heart.

Analysis of the questionnaires from 21 local medical institutions found that 51 patients were admitted to the hospital after the earthquakes because they suffered from thrombosis in the leg. Of these, 42 patients (82.4%) spent the night in cars traveling.

"The preventive awareness activities of professional medical teams, supported by education and the media about the risk of leg clots due to long hours of sitting in the car, can reduce the number of stroke patients," said Dr Huikimo Toua, a professor at Tokyo University.
Sitting for long hours in the car causes a stroke
A recent medical study warned that sitting for long hours in a car or plane would increase the risk of a condition called venous thromboembolism (VTE), a blood clot often forming in the veins of the leg, thigh or arm.

To assess the impact of prolonged sitting in the car, as in the case of taxi drivers, the researchers collected data from the effects of the Kumamoto earthquakes that hit Japan in 2016.

The researchers found the spread of blood clots in the legs, which in most cases spread to the lungs, among many people who were forced to vacate their homes and had to leave the car for hours on end to travel to other areas, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Illness the heart.

Analysis of the questionnaires from 21 local medical institutions found that 51 patients were admitted to the hospital after the earthquakes because they suffered from thrombosis in the leg. Of these, 42 patients (82.4%) spent the night in cars traveling.

"The preventive awareness activities of professional medical teams, supported by education and the media about the risk of leg clots due to long hours of sitting in the car, can reduce the number of stroke patients," said Dr Huikimo Toua, a professor at Tokyo University.
Sitting for long hours in the car causes a stroke
A recent medical study warned that sitting for long hours in a car or plane would increase the risk of a condition called venous thromboembolism (VTE), a blood clot often forming in the veins of the leg, thigh or arm.

To assess the impact of prolonged sitting in the car, as in the case of taxi drivers, the researchers collected data from the effects of the Kumamoto earthquakes that hit Japan in 2016.

The researchers found the spread of blood clots in the legs, which in most cases spread to the lungs, among many people who were forced to vacate their homes and had to leave the car for hours on end to travel to other areas, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Illness the heart.

Analysis of the questionnaires from 21 local medical institutions found that 51 patients were admitted to the hospital after the earthquakes because they suffered from thrombosis in the leg. Of these, 42 patients (82.4%) spent the night in cars traveling.

"The preventive awareness activities of professional medical teams, supported by education and the media about the risk of leg clots due to long hours of sitting in the car, can reduce the number of stroke patients," said Dr Huikimo Toua, a professor at Tokyo University.