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Re: Xbox addict 'dies from blood clot'
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2011, 02:55:19 pm »
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Re: Xbox addict 'dies from blood clot'
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 04:11:22 pm »
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I feel sorry for the family, sure, but ... do I REALLY need to be told that sitting on my butt for 12 hours in front of a glowy screen is bad for me?  I mean, sheesh, move the snacks to the other side of the room!  They'll move!

 
I do think that a lot of people don't realize how bad it is to remain completely sedentary for long periods of time.  But that isn't a game issue so much as a modern society issue.

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Re: Xbox addict 'dies from blood clot'
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2011, 04:21:03 pm »
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you could suffer a PE from sitting and reading for 18 hours a day. Frequent breaks to move, walk a bit, and stretch should be encouraged for ANY activity where you are stationary for a significant amount of time, not just gaming.

 
*Nods* And that's even before the whole history-of-clotting-disorders issue, which not everyone may be aware of. (Personal experience here--I knew my dad has a clotting disorder, but I didn't know one of his sisters has it, too.)

Anybody who has any knowledge of a family history of clotting disorders, talk to your doctor if s/he wants to prescribe something with a clotting side effect. Some of those disorders can be tested for.
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Re: Xbox addict 'dies from blood clot'
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2012, 12:50:21 am »
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I do think that a lot of people don't realize how bad it is to remain completely sedentary for long periods of time.  But that isn't a game issue so much as a modern society issue.


Indeed.  If you MUST play games for hours on end, get yourself a small treadmill and a wireless controller.  :)
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Re: Xbox addict 'dies from blood clot'
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2012, 01:21:21 am »
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Anyone who jumps all over the "video games kill" message is completely missing the point. Anyone who remains in the same position for most of a day is at risk for these clots. (bit of background, I'm an EMT and going to school to become a paramedic) If we suspect a pulmonary embolism, which this was, we need to determine if the patient has been stationary for a significant length of time. Transatlantic flights are a biggie, as are invalids who are confined to a bed. It's not so much being sedentary, because you can be sedentary and you're still getting up to walk around and go about daily activities. So, one could argue, you could suffer a PE from sitting and reading for 18 hours a day. Frequent breaks to move, walk a bit, and stretch should be encouraged for ANY activity where you are stationary for a significant amount of time, not just gaming.

 
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