I think it’s important to be aware of blood clots in the news. Here are some recent stories that have been circulating among regular media channels.
Austin Mahone Recovers After Blood Clot in Throat
Austin Mahone sent his millions of Twitter fans into a tizzy when he told them of a blood clot in his throat a few weeks ago, postponing his MTV Artist to Watch Tour. “I’ve never felt so bad,” the YouTube sensation-turned-teen heartthrob wrote on Instagram earlier this month from his hospital room. Now the singer’s health is improving. “I’m feeling a lot better than I did a week ago,” he tells Rolling Stone. “Still not feeling 100 percent, but trying to get better.” [Read more]
Heavyweight Abdusalamov stable after blood clot removed from brain
Russian heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov is in Roosevelt Hospital in New York in stable condition in intensive care following surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain suffered in a bout Saturday with Mike Perez at Madison Square Garden. The bout was the HBO debut for both men and was an entertaining, but rugged scrap. Abdusalamov, 32, also incurred a broken nose and a broken left hand during the unanimous decision loss to Perez. Nathan Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, Abdusalamov’s promoter, told Yahoo Sports that doctors removed a small portion of Abdusalamov’s skull in an effort to reduce swelling on the brain. [Read more]
Outrun Danger: Why Fit Women Get Blood Clots
You can be this fit and still suffer from the health threat that affects almost a quarter million women. Here, the must-know facts about what could be lurking in your veins and how to protect yourself. Jenny Fletcher should have been at the top of her game. In the fall of 2012 the triathlete and former model had scored her first victory in a half-Ironman, just three years after turning pro. But seven months later, in April 2013, she found herself struggling to cross the finish line at an all-woman half-marathon in New York City. “After the race I was nauseous and had to sit down,” Jenny, 37, says. “I ended up back in my hotel room, sleeping all day.” [Read more]
Jets’ Postma ‘in shock’ after blood clot diagnosis, out indefinitely
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Paul Postma spoke to the media on Monday about the blood clot in his calf that will sideline him for a few months. “It really startled me. I was in shock,” Postma explained. “I still can’t really believe it happened. You don’t hear about [blood clots] too often.“I guess it’s just a different situation, and I’ll take it day-by-day.” The 24-year-old blueliner, who’s appeared in eight games this season, said he felt something wrong in his leg following Saturday’s 2-1 win over Dallas, a game in which he played 15:10. The issue got worse after the team flew into Colorado, and Postma didn’t play in Sunday’s loss to the Avalanche. [Read more]
NeNe Leakes hospitalized with blood clots in her lung
NeNe Leakes had a health scare, yes, but it wasn’t a heart attack, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star said Tuesday. “My arms are hurting wit these IV’s #blessedtobealive,” the reality TV star and actress tweeted Monday with a photo of her arms laden with tubing and tape. On Tuesday, the 45-year-old clarified the situation with a post on her official website. “Late last week I wasn’t feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath. I know my body and I know when I should be concerned so I went to the hospital to get checked out,” Leakes wrote. After some routine tests, she said, she was diagnosed with blood clots in her lung. “I’m told this happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job.” [Read more]
Share your story. Have you noticed blood clots in the news lately? Have you heard of any more stories not listed above?
There is hope for healing and you are not alone,