Shakira, with her mother, Nidia del Carmen Ripoll

  • Nidia del Carmen Ripoll was urgently transferred last Friday after feeling unwell and detecting a thrombosis in her leg

  • Thrombosis is a disease that appears suddenly, in a few days or even hours

  • The symptoms of a venous thrombosis are pain, cramps, swelling or a rise in temperature in an extremity.

new scare for Shakira. Months after his father William Mebarak Chadid’s operation, after suffering a spectacular fall that caused blood clots in his brain, is now the singer’s mother Colombian who has admitted to the hospital. Nidia del Carmen Ripoll She was urgently transferred last Friday after feeling unwell and was detected leg thrombosis, as reported by Telemundo. Fortunately, the clot did not reach the brain and the patient is doing well. Detecting it as soon as possible is essential in these cases, which is why we indicate the possible symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Thrombosis is a disease that appears suddenly, in a few days or even hours. Usually in the leg (or arm). It occurs when a clot in a vein of the lower extremities commonly partially or totally obstructing the flow of blood. It usually manifests itself in

  • pain or cramps on the leg or arm.
  • swelling of the leg or arm
  • feeling of increase temperature from the painful area

When a person notices that one side of the body paralyzes and loses strength, we are facing a stroke, which is not the same as thrombosis. This can affect the cognitive, motor and sensory functions.

A thrombosis in one leg can to be confused easily with an injury to the bones, muscles, or ligaments. Rest and understanding of the affected area will not improve symptoms over days. On the contrary, it will go further, especially on foot. If you have not strained, strained or sprained, or fallen before the onset of pain, or experienced any of the major risk factors, consult a doctor or hospital.

Sometimes there are other general symptoms, such as fever, increased heart rate It is respiratory symptomscough, dyspnea and occasionally hemoptysis as manifestations of pulmonary embolism.

Who can suffer from this?

exist acquired risk factors that predispose to its appearance. The most important ones are advanced agemajor surgical interventions, patients with prolonged immobilization, such as in cases of stroke or heart failure, inflammatory bowel diseases, pregnancy and the puerperium, neoplasms and oral contraceptives.

How is leg thrombosis prevented?

There are clinical situations, after a surgical intervention or when it remains long time in bed, which favor and increase the risk of presenting venous thrombosis. In these cases it is necessary to administer heparin subcutaneously or anticoagulant medication orally.

General measures to reduce this risk include avoiding prolonged immobilization, drinking plenty of water, and performing exercises that contract leg muscles to stimulate venous return.