Man Dies From Playing Xbox All Day [NEWS]

A man whose son died after playing video games for long periods is campaigning for greater awareness of the risk posed by excessive gaming. Chris Staniforth, 20, who would play his console for up to 12 hours, died in May from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). His father David believes the condition may have been triggered by long gaming sessions

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  • DVT is a blood clot that develops in the deep veins of the legs or pelvic area or, on rare occasions, the arms.It is not usually life threatening but it can become so if a blood clot breaks loose, becoming a pulmonary embolism (PE). Many people in the U.S. die within the first hour after a PE occurs-and up to 200,000 Americans die each year.According to the Vascular Dis-ease Foundation, risk factors include a lengthy surgery, pregnancy, being over age 40 and sedentary, cancer, use of birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, a family history of DVT, and spinal cord or other major injuries.Smoking also increases the risk of DVT, as does obesity, long-distance travel and inherited clotting conditions. The more risk factors you have, the greater your risk.:

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