Recently, American supermodel Hailey Bieber was rushed to hospital after a medical emergency affected her movement. Hailey later revealed via her Instagram Stories that she had had a “very small blood clot” in her brain.
Canadian singer Justin Bieber’s wife had also said she had “stroke” symptoms over breakfast but later made a full recovery and was doing well.
Although for Hailey, the blood clot developed in her brain, doctors say it can develop in any part of the body. A blood clot is basically a clump of blood that develops into a gel-like or semi-solid structure from its normal liquid state.
In particular, when a blood clot occurs in the brain, it is called a stroke. In this case, the oxygen supply to the brain is impaired, leading to hypoxia. A person suffering from hypoxia may experience symptoms such as headache, cough, confusion, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, or even death.
When the brain does not receive a constant supply of oxygen through the blood, the brain tissue cannot survive, leading to severe symptoms. During the formation of a blood clot in the brain, a person may become paralyzed and have difficulty speaking along with a state of disorientation and confusion.
It is also believed that patients have witnessed sudden changes in behavior, loss of balance and also vision problems.
Aside from the brain, blood clots can also pose a health risk when they develop in other vital body parts, including lungs, hearts, legs, arms, and abdomen. Doctors suggest that a person should seek medical attention if he/she experiences any of the above mentioned symptoms.
A stroke can be diagnosed through a medical examination of the patient, which is usually followed by observing the heart rate and checking blood pressure. In addition, hand and eye coordination is also checked to ensure the proper functioning of the brain.
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