American model and wife of singer Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, has finally opened up about her medical condition in a detailed Instagram video. On March 10, she was hospitalized with symptoms of a stroke, and now she described the “scariest moment of her life” and went into detail about the whole incident. She began to remember that while having breakfast with her husband, she suddenly felt “a really weird sensation” that went in a downward motion from her shoulder to her arm and then all the way down to her fingertips. She added that the sensation made her fingertips “feel very numb and weird”.
After experiencing the numbing and strange sensation, she revealed that the right side of her “face began to droop” and she could not speak a sentence out of her mouth. She immediately realized she was “having a stroke” and added that she was lucky to have a medic nearby who could examine her. Hailey was rushed to hospital where doctors revealed the 25-year-old is suffering from a small blood clot in her brain categorized as a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). For those who don’t know, TIA is also called a mini-stroke, which is basically a temporary symptom very similar to that of a stroke.
According to her doctors, the only factors that caused the clot in her brain were: First, Hailey started using birth control without even talking to her doctor, and she’s a person who suffers from migraines anyway. Then she recently contracted COVID-19 and was not resting because she was traveling very quickly. That’s why she called it “the perfect storm” for her blood clot. Despite all the checks, doctors didn’t know why the blood clot traveled to her brain. And to find out later, she visited UCLA, where Hailey was diagnosed with a grade 5 PFO and a few other detailed diagnoses that revealed it.
Hailey said: “The bottom line was that I had a blood clot that traveled to my heart, and instead of — what usually happens when you have a small blood clot is that the heart filters the blood clot to your lungs and your lungs will absorb it. ” She added, “What happened to me is that my blood clot actually escaped through the flap or hole in my heart, and it traveled to my brain and that’s why I got a TIA.”
She then underwent heart surgery to close PFO, which was done by inserting a small object through the femoral vein in her groin to close the small hole. Hailey concluded by saying that she is now relieved that experts sorted everything out in time and assured her followers that she is making a good recovery.
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