Is it just us, or does this seem like something people already know?
New research, however common sense it might seem, is telling that overweight or obese women who are middle-aged run a higher risk of dangerous blood clots! Especially after surgery!
Sometimes it just takes official words to make it sink in!
Here's what they did: Following one million UK women, the link between obesity and the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) — blood clots in the veins, usually in the legs, became obvious. Those clots seem to break free pretty often, and can result in a pulmonary embolism, which have a high rate of being fatal!
Their weight leads to a higher risk in itself, but also heavier women end up needing more surgery… which bumps that risk even further.
The best way to avoid this spike is to lose some weight. Plain and simple. And in most cases, it doesn't mean a TON of weight either. The healthier you are weight-wise, the healthier you are all over!
You can't just lose it though, you need to stay active.
Honestly, you don't need the threat of blood clots to do this — this should be something you should do just to make your health and life better!
Don't let scary reasons be the only reasons to do it! Do it for you!
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