Addiction to watching TV increases the risk of blood clots

Experts warn, too eager to watch TV makes you sit for hours continuously increasing the risk of forming blood clots causing pulmonary embolism leading to death.

Addiction sees television increase the risk of blood clots

Sitting in front of the TV for 5 hours or more every day increases the risk of pulmonary embolism, causing 100% death compared to those who watch less than half an hour to 2 hours a day.

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Pulmonary embolism is a condition that occurs when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked. In most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots moving to the lungs from another part of the body, which can lead to rapid death if not detected and treated promptly.

Scientists studied 86,000 people over 18 years. The results showed that people at risk of most addicted to watching TV can sit all day in front of the screen.

Toru Shirakawa, a public health researcher at the Department of Social Medicine at Osaka University in Japan, who led the study, said watching TV should not sit in one place for a long time, sometimes needing to stand. Go back and forth and drink water throughout the show.

Another study found that, instead of watching TV all day, a daily nap would help regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.