Thursday, July 27, 2006

deep vein thrombosis (DVT )"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."

Freelance computer programmer Chris Simmons, from Whitchurch, Bristol, collapsed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT )after an eight-hour shift at home.

source BBC News

This news may not be new but that doesn't reduces the risk involved in a desk job. If you are have a doesk job that involves sitting in front of computers for 6-8 hours you might be at risk.

All it takes to avoid such problems is just a few minutes break and little exercise. You don't have to go to your company or your local gym for that. some stretching, little walk and regular short breaks would be enough.

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

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