Thrombosis, commonly known as blood clots, is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In fact, one in four people worldwide are dying from conditions related to blood clots—a significant driver in morbidity and mortality and together we can Move Against Thrombosis.
Sitting for a long time without getting up and walking around can cause blood to pool in the veins, which can lead to blood clots. An individual can lower his or her risk of getting a blood clot by getting up and moving at least once an hour. Movement, including stretching, walking or any type of exercise, improves circulation and lowers the risk for clotting.
Invite the community to raise awareness about the risk factors, signs and symptoms and to seek immediate medical attention if needed. Let’s work together and move against thrombosis!