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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Exercise and Fitness
Jogging and thrombophlebitis
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
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.
Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati