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What serious problems do prolonged periods of immobility frequently lead to?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: Disaster.
Prolonged periods of immobility from any cause without proper preventive during and after the immobility will lead to a problem, usually very serious.
Examples: lying in hospital or any bed...Clot in veins of leg (thrombosis), stroke, death. Being weightless (space flight) the longer, the worse: osteoporosis, bone frx, embolism from clot, stroke. Deconditioning of every mm in body. Depression.

In brief: Disaster.
Prolonged periods of immobility from any cause without proper preventive during and after the immobility will lead to a problem, usually very serious.
Examples: lying in hospital or any bed...Clot in veins of leg (thrombosis), stroke, death. Being weightless (space flight) the longer, the worse: osteoporosis, bone frx, embolism from clot, stroke. Deconditioning of every mm in body. Depression.
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