MEXICO CITY. If you are a & # 39; gamer & # 39; If you benefit from every moment of your free time to turn on the X-box or Play Station, we have a terrible news: you could die.
Seriously, it is not a legend of your aunt, but a warning that doctors recently announced in New Zealand.
Experts say that the more hours you sit on the couch or bed, the greater the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
According to The Telegraph, the disease – which is life-threatening – develops when a blood clot forms in the deep venous system, which can be caused by a lack of movement.
Previously, the disease was associated with older people, because they have thicker blood, are often overweight and are less active.
Unfortunately, the detection of deep vein thrombosis in children and adolescents has increased significantly.
Thrombosis can affect a 12-year-old person who is never expected to develop a blood clot, "said Professor Richard Beasley, director of the New Zealand Medical Research Institute and a world-renowned expert in deep venous thrombosis.
Similarly, the doctor stressed that it is necessary for both society and specialists to pay more attention to the problem of immobility, a problem caused by hours of sitting, at school or in the office.