Using the activity risk scale to help plan your activities
For more information about the risks of certain activities, read the following publication: Anderson A, Forsyth A. Playing it Safe. New York, NY: National Hemophilia Foundation; 2005.
No matter how in shape you are and no matter what skill level you have, various activities carry risks.
Individuals with von Willebrand disease can be at an increased risk when playing sports or exercising. Understanding what the risks are can help you make good choices about your participation in certain activities.
Select a risk level to see how certain activities rank on a scale from 1 (safe) to 3 (dangerous).
It is important to note that Level 1, Level 1.5, and Level 2 indicate that the health benefits of these particular activities may outweigh the associated risks. All sports that are rated as Level 2.5 and Level 3 are dangerous and are not recommended for people with bleeding disorders.
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