With the increase of age, the human body is prone to a decrease in circulating volume and high blood viscosity.
In other words, the risk of thrombosis (blood clots) and thrombosis also increases, cardiologists urgently remind that there are two fatal risks, everyone must pay attention!
1. Rotate, twist the neck
Today, more and more people have problems with the cervical spine, they feel stiffness, pain and swelling in the head and neck area, the most severe is numbness in the hands, long-term dizziness, ringing in the ears.
Many people believe that the main cause of cervical spondylosis is that the cervical vertebrae lie in the same position for a long time, the neck is sore, you can turn around according to the habit.
When waking up, if the shoulders and neck are not comfortable, many people will twist their neck from side to side…
But this neck twisting action can be fatal.
Twisting, twisting the neck hides deadly danger
According to Professor Shen Yanying, an expert from the China Center for Health Education, this action easily leads to headaches and dizziness.
In severe cases, it can even cause acute attacks of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, neck fractures, etc.
Carotid artery stenosis and plaque is one of the bases leading to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases that are receiving more and more attention.
Once the unstable atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid artery is dislodged, it will cause a great shock to the heart and cerebral blood vessels, which can even lead to cerebral infarction, myocardial infarction, which can be life-threatening. live.
Middle-aged and elderly people tend to have high cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, the more fragile the cervical spine is.
The usual neck twisting and twisting movements are easy to become the trigger for the collapse of the heart and blood vessels in the brain.
– The plaques fall off causing cerebral infarction:
Plaque in blood vessels is like quicksand in a river, easily washed away by blood flow and changed position, high risk.
When the plaque deep into the blood vessel directly hits the carotid artery, causing “massive blockage” in human blood vessels, clogging blood vessels and causing cerebral infarction.
– OLDCoarse pressure on carotid artery, causing dizziness:
In general, mild arteriosclerosis does not affect the blood supply to the brain, so there are no obvious symptoms after neck activity.
Severe hardening of the arteries reduces the blood supply to the brain, causing symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and memory loss.
If you turn your head sharply or suddenly, the carotid artery is compressed and thinned, the lumen is further narrowed, Blood flow to the brain will be significantly reduced resulting in insufficient blood supply to the brain.
– Dislocation of cervical spine:
Wu Shihua, a special orthopedic specialist from the Central Health Administration of China, said that turning the neck can also cause dislocation, and many vertigo patients will become even more dizzy when they do so.
When there is discomfort in the neck, the correct way to move is:
Slowly tilt your head forward, backward, left and right, then slowly rotate (rotate) your head, first clockwise and then counterclockwise.
2. Sitting for a long time and getting up suddenly
According to China’s Jinyang.com website, on August 14, a man in Zhongshan, Guangzhou sat playing mahjong for a long time, as a result, when he stood up, his back suddenly hurt so much, pain relievers. also has no effect.
A CT scan showed that the body of the aorta, a large blood vessel that connects to the heart, had ruptured and the laceration was relatively large.
According to the doctor, if not treated promptly, it will be life-threatening.
It is no exaggeration to say that “sitting for a long time is a disease, if you do not pay attention, you will die”.
Sitting for a long time is very dangerous
Standing up suddenly when sitting for a long time is a dangerous “killer”.
– Causes thrombosis and embolism:
Sitting and standing in the same position for a long time, the muscle contraction activities of the lower extremities are relatively reduced. As a result, the flow rate of human blood is slowed down and the viscosity of the blood increases, facilitating the formation of deep vein thrombosis.
If at this time, sudden movements such as standing up suddenly, swinging your arms a lot… can easily affect unstable blood clots. Make it fall off and cause thromboembolism, resulting in ischemia, hypoxia and other symptoms in the respective organs.
More seriously, if the clot travels to the lungs, it can block a pulmonary artery and cause a pulmonary embolism.
In severe cases, it can be life-threatening in the short term.
Fluctuating blood pressure, palpitations, headache, fainting, stroke
Sudden change of position after a long time in the same position can cause fluctuations in blood pressure.
“Orthostatic hypotension” occurs, causing insufficient blood supply to organs such as the heart and brain, and in severe cases, palpitations, dizziness, headache, even fainting or sudden stroke may occur.
This is not uncommon in young people and adolescents who are thin and sedentary.
– “Tear” blood vessels
For middle-aged and elderly people and patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, due to poor flexibility of blood vessels, getting up suddenly after sitting for a long time can also “tear” blood vessels,This can lead to serious consequences such as “aortic dissection”.
If not treated promptly, the mortality rate is up to 30% to 40%.
3 ways to avoid the risk of sedentary
It is really very simple to combat the harmful effects of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases caused by prolonged sitting.
– Stand for a while
People who are sedentary should have a sense of “activity”, so they should often stand up, stretch their shoulders, expand their chest.
Pat your stomach, buttocks, legs… or stretch your toes, curl your toes and move your ankles.
Through the action of external force, it can promote the dilation of the skin and subcutaneous blood vessels, which can open the meridians.
After clapping, you can also lift your heels, tiptoes to promote blood circulation in the lower extremities and exercise the body’s ability to keep balance.
However, elderly people with osteoporosis are not recommended to do this exercise because When people’s body weight is placed on the soles of the feet, it is easy to break bones.
– FEMALEfoot shaking
Although shaking the legs is an unsightly act, the right way to shake the legs can improve venous blood flow,Accelerate the return of blood, effectively relieve pain and fatigue.
Middle-aged and elderly people sitting for a long time, playing chess… can cause deep vein thrombosis in the lower extremities.
When standing up suddenly, the blood clot can break off and flow back into the heart through the veins before reaching the lungs, causing a deadly “pulmonary embolism”.
Therefore, shaking your legs regularly has a very good effect on preventing blood clots.
– 1 minute of exercise
“Step 1 minute rest for 30 seconds” every day, and the blood vessels will be 10 years younger after a week.
The movement is very simple, first completely relax your shoulders and arms, as long as your abs are held tight, then just stomp your feet in place.
At this time, the whole arm and upper body of the patient will swing naturally, 3 times a day, 1 minute each time.
Note that once you see your legs and feet swelling clearly, do not massage, pat…
After waking up, if you experience symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, or severe chest pain, seek medical attention immediately.
If you have neck pain, do not rotate your neck arbitrarily, do not get up suddenly after sitting for a long time.
Source and photo: Millennium Health Care, Healthline
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