Women Sitting For Long Hours At An Increased Risk of Pulmonary Embolism – New Study!
According to a recent study conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Christopher Kabrhel, women who sit for very long hours everyday are 2 –3 times at a higher risk of developing pulmonary embolism or severe blood clot in the lungs.
Pulmonary embolism is the medical term used to describe the blood clot that develops in the veins of the leg and travels to lungs through the bloodstream. Pain in the chest, difficulty in breathing and coughing are some of the symptoms of this condition.
The study analyzed the lifestyle habits of 69,950 female nurses over a period of 18 years by asking them to fill in questionnaires every 2 years.
Through the study it was found that women who sit for long hours, more than 41 hours per week are more than 2 times at a risk of developing pulmonary embolism when compared to women who spend less than 10 hours per week sitting.
The researchers conclude that being physically inactive is highly associated with pulmonary embolism.