Is binge watching your favorite Netflix series bad for your health? Everyone does it and it's become a tradition over the holidays.
It's pretty easy to spend a lazy Sunday breezing through 13 episodes and before you know it your day is gone and you're hoping there is already another season. But what is happening to your body while your doing this?
Venous thrombosis or a blood clot can form deep in your vein in the leg. These clots can loosen and lodge themselves in the lung making them dangerous. But can too much TV cause them?
A study which involved 15,158 middle-aged (45-64 years) participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study is the first to specifically investigate the risk of VTE in relation to TV viewing in a US population.
“Those who watched the most television…were at higher risk of venous thromboembolism—about 70% higher risk—than people who watched television infrequently,” said study co-author Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT.
Get compression stockings for everyone at your next binge watch party. Stay hydrated, eat lighter foods and give everyone Xymogen's Nattokinase, MTHFR and Vitamin C.
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Prolonged TV watching can be very detrimental to your health. It is important to take breaks, increase physical activity and maintain a healthy diet to minimize the risk of developing venous thrombosis. It is important to keep in mind that it is not the act of watching TV that affects your health; it is the lack of activity for hours on end while laying in bed or on the couch, so the same affects can be caused from excessive video game playing. Today, it is easy to download a movie/t.v streaming app on your phone and it is necessary to remain conscious of the amount of activity you do to balance the ratio.
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Murphy, J. (2017, November 15). DVT from TV? A case of binge watching and blood clotting. Retrieved December, 2017, from https://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/article/1255/ZZ3ADFC5A88DBF4AB0B175F30B0F5E65E0/?news_id=466&newsdt=121817&rcid=124&utm_source=epick&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=epick_xarelto_dec_2&utm_content=article-section