Air Pollution and DVT

Updated on: August 18, 2014
airpollutionDVT_vein_blog_june09.jpg Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) which has generally been linked to prolonged hours of immobility, sitting, standing, long-haul flights and genetics may now have a new cause. Recent research suggests that air pollution may adversely impact your vein health. For years studies have shown the negative effects of pollution (diesel, gas and carbon gases) in the air to heart problems. Mens News Daily said, "The researchers noted a 47 percent greater risk of DVT among the patient volunteers who lived closer to high-traffic highways and streets. Therefore, the findings of this study strongly suggest that chronic exposure to particulate air pollution from vehicle exhaust significantly increases the risk of developing DVT." DVT is actually considered a highly preventable health issue, maintaining blood flow and circulation is key: this includes exercising regularly, walking during flights, or wearing compression stockings. And now according to such new research, avoid living near traffic ridden highways.
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