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Old 05-10-2006, 02:47 AM
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Worker gets DVT sitting at desk

Chris Simmons regularly sat at his desk for eight hours at a time
An IT worker who collapsed with a blood clot after sitting at his desk for hours has warned of the danger of DVT.
Freelance computer programmer Chris Simmons, from Whitchurch, Bristol, collapsed with deep vein thrombosis after an eight-hour shift at home.

The clot, which had formed in his leg, moved to his lung causing excruciating pain and leaving him coughing up blood.

Now Mr Simmons, 42, is calling on other desk-bound workers to get up and move around to cut the risk of DVT.

'No warning'

"I had absolutely no warning symptoms and I had no idea there was anything wrong at all," he said.

"I was sat at my desk and suddenly I was hit with the most excruciating pain in my lower back, I collapsed at the desk with my head on the keyboard, the pain was just so severe."

The pulmonary embolism, caused by part of the clot breaking off and travelling to his lung, was diagnosed after Mr Simmons went for a scan at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

"People are definitely not aware of the risks of developing DVT," he said. "I would urge everyone who works in a desk-bound job to try and do a few simple stretching exercises that can help to minimise the risk."
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:14 PM
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Thanks very scary. I basically don't sit because I can't but I stand up all the time. I wonder if you can get this from standing too much.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:40 PM
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I don't know if these stockings really work but it's enough to make me get 'em if at a computer workstation. Too creepy.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0615061836.htm
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:47 PM
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This is more evidence that our bodies were designed for movement. My current work involves more sitting time than my previous position, so I make sure that I move around between appointment. I also change my sitting position frequently and stretch within my seat.

P.S. Allan, I like your signature
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:13 AM
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Potential investor?
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:11 AM
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Ha, ha, Allan. With the price of real estate in California, I have to save my pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and paper money for a home payment.
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