Increased risk

Your risk of an embolismis increased by:

  • being overweight or obese having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more
  • being pregnant
  • being 60 years old or over
  • smoking
  • having heart disease
  • being immobile for long periods of time
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018