22 Jul '14, 3pm

Athletes can and DO get #bloodclots too - learn more about recognition and prevention:

Athletes can and DO get #bloodclots too - learn more about recognition and prevention:

Unfortunately, few studies exist that investigate the influence of physical training on blood clot formation and dissolution. So, we don’t know the exact net effect of training on this clotting balance mechanism. We do know, for example, that blood levels of the clotting protein “factor VIII” increase with exercise and that the elevation persists during recovery. Theoretically, this could lead to an increased risk of blood clots in athletes. However, data also indicate that the fibrinolytic system that dissolves blood clots is overactive in people who exercise. With this over activity, athletes would be protected from having a blood clot. Yet, we do not know the net effect of these changes in athletes.

Full article: http://www.stoptheclot.org/news/article126.htm

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