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Jogging and thrombophlebitis

07/31/2003

Question:

I am 55, am not overweight, and have been jogging for several years. Recently I have had a problem with superficial blood clots (thrombophlebitis) in one leg. (I have a genetic clotting factor: Leiden factor V). Is it okay to continue jogging or would walking be a better exercise choice for me? I want to keep good circulation but wonder about the impact of jogging. Thanks

Answer:

I recommend discussing this question with your personal physician. I understand that treatment of individuals with Factor V Leiden is very specific to the individual and is best handled by their personal physician.

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Response by:

Carolyn   Nickol, RD, MEd Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Director
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati