Being Tall Increases the Risk for Blood Clots

Venous thromboembolism (VTE), a formation of blood clots in the vein is called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). When the clot breaks and travels to the lungs, it is known as a pulmonary embolism (PE), and together DVT and PE are known as VTE. Clotting is usually seen in older people, obese or overweight individuals or those who have conditions like cancer or autoimmune disorders. VTE is most common for adults who are 60 years and above. The risk of venous thromboembolism was high in taller individuals when compared to the shorter ones who were considered to be at lower risk, in a study.

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