2. It Only Happens To Older People
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that 1 in 2 people are at risk of developing thrombosis after a prolonged stay in a hospital. Furthermore, any period of sustained sedentary is likely to instigate the blood clot.
Statistics found that as many as 900 000 Americans are affected each year by thrombosis, and as much as 100 000 Americans die due to complications faced with the illness. Unlike many illnesses or diseases, thrombosis does not discriminate according to age as seen in pediatric thromboembolism. The fact of the matter is that even unborn babies can have a blood clot as it is the substance that sustains life.
Other risk factors include but are not limited to age maturity, being overweight or obese, recent or recurring forms of cancer, during or after pregnancy or some form of injury or trauma. It is important to stress that thrombosis can affect anybody.