The dangers of modern living
What are the signs of a possible problem?
- An ache or pain in the calf that does not change with activity (i.e. it is constantly present). If the pain was due to muscle exertion, it would ache when walking or other such activities.
- You don't remember doing anything such as straining the muscle to cause the pain.
- There may be associated swelling in the leg and the skin of the leg may feel warm to the touch.
Look at http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/Deep_Vein_Thrombosis.html for further information and more details relating to DVT symptoms.
A recent study has suggested that women who are not very active are at more of a risk of DVT. Women who sat for more than 41 hours were at greater risk than women who sat for less than 10 hours/week. A short review is available here: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/05/get-moving-more-health-risks-of-sitting-reported
Bascially, remember to try to put a bit more physical activity into your day. Your body will definitely thank you for it!