Don’t Let Gaming Kill You

Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT, also known as “economy-class syndrome”) is when blood clots form in a deep vein, such as in the legs or pelvis. This creates a risk that a clot will break off and travel to the lungs, blocking one of the blood vessels there. In short, it can kill you.

It is believed to be commonly caused by a combination of dehydration and sitting still for prolonged periods of time. Unfortunately, these are conditions frequently experienced by many gamers, and has resulted in at least one death, in a syndrome dubbed “e-thrombosis”. As the article over at PC Games N explains, it’s important for gamers to be aware of the risks, and to take some (very minor) precautions  such as drinking regularly, and taking breaks every 90 minutes or so.

The Take Time Out website aims to inform gamers of the risks and offer practical advice, without resorting to misinformation or sensationalising. Please do read it.

(Via RPS)


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