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Exercise, Water Urged for COVID-19 Patients to Avoid Thrombosis

Exercise, Water Urged for COVID-19 Patients to Avoid Thrombosis

   Tokyo, Sept. 10 (Jiji Press)--A medical society in Japan is urging novel coronavirus patients to engage in appropriate exercise and drink water to avoid so-called economy-class syndrome.
   The Japanese Society of Phlebology has released a document on its website warning of the risks of the syndrome, also called deep vein thrombosis, in which blood clots form in the legs and block pulmonary veins, resulting in difficulty in breathing and sometimes even death.
   It is believed that blood clots are easily formed in those infected with the novel coronavirus, and there are foreign reports of coronavirus patients having higher risks of deep vein thrombosis.
   Economy-class syndrome occurs as a result of leg immobility for long periods of time, which occurs frequently for those who must lie down while recovering from COVID-19.
   As of Sept. 1, more than 200,000 COVID-19 patients were recuperating at home or facilities, such as hospitals and hotels, in Japan, according to the health ministry.

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