Hailey Bieber was hospitalised earlier this week after suffering a blood clot on her brain that left her with “stroke-like symptoms”. Revealing the news on her Instagram Story, the 25-year-old told her 41.7 million followers that she had been treated by medical professionals and is making a full recovery – although she described the experience as one of the “scariest moments” of her life.
“On Thursday morning, I was sitting at breakfast with my husband when I started having stroke like symptoms and was taken to the hospital,” the model said on her Story.
Hailey went on, “They found I had suffered a very small blood clot to my brain, which caused a small lack of oxygen, but my body had passed it on its own and I recovered completely within a few hours.”
The post continued: “Although this was definitely one of the scariest moments I’ve ever been through, I’m home now and doing well, and I’m so grateful and thankful to all the amazing doctors and nurses who took care of me! Thank you to everyone who has reached out with well wishes and concern, and for all the support and love.”
The cause of Hailey’s blood clot has not been revealed, but the health scare comes just three weeks after her husband, Justin Bieber, tested positive for COVID-19. Although it has not been confirmed whether Hailey also tested positive, some studies have found a link between COVID-19 and blood clots in rare cases.
According to the NHS website, blood clots are rare in young, healthy people. However, blood clots are more likely to occur in people who: are staying in or recently left hospital; are overweight; smoke; use combined hormonal contraception such as the combined pill; have had a blood clot before; are pregnant or have just had a baby; or have an inflammatory condition such as Crohn’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis.
Symptoms to look out for include, throbbing or cramping pain, swelling, redness and warmth in a leg or arm, as well as sudden breathlessness, sharp chest pain (may be worse when you breathe in) and a cough or coughing up blood.
“Staying healthy and active can help prevent them,” the NHS website advises, noting that “taking regular walks can help” as well as “drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration.”
Wishing Hailey a speedy recovery!
This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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