Dr Oz, Blood Clot Risk, Nene, Pulmonary Embolism, Foods to Prevent

Dr. Oz Talks To NeNe Leakes (Real Housewife of Atlanta Star) About Her Blood Clot Scare – Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Oz With Real Housewife of Atlanta star, Nene Leakes about her near death blood clot scare and the symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism.  Dr. Oz did some on stage demonstrations about how blood clots form in the lungs and what you need to know to prevent this from happening and what you should do if it does.  Dr. Oz reveals foods that you should be including in your diet to help prevent blood clots.

Nene Leakes Blood Clot Scare

Nene has never been at a loss for words on her hit show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  However, today on Dr. Oz she took on a more somber tone as she spoke about a health scare that very easily could have killed her.  Nene revealed to Dr. Oz and the viewers that she had been feeling fine when one morning she woke up with a sharp pain under breast that wrapped around to her side.  She said the pain wouldn’t go away and got increasingly worse over time.  She said that the pain was so intense that she couldn’t sleep at night.

The pain that NeNe felt was severe enough to land her in the emergency room.  The Dr. who saw NeNe originally thought that she was having gallbladder issues.  NeNe had an X-Ray and CT scan done to see what was going on.  The tests revealed blood clots and a lung that was partially collapsed!  Needless to say, NeNe was shocked when she heard of the diagnosis because people can die from Pulmonary Embolism!  Fortunately in NeNe’s case she was treated and now doing well.

Dr. Oz did a demonstration about Pulmonary Embolism and what is taking place.  He said that usually the pain starts in peoples calves.  The blood clot usually begins in the leg and then travels through the body into the heart and then forced into your lungs.  You will feel shortness of breath and will be in an immense amount of pain.  The pain occurs because your lungs suffocate in blood!  In some cases, this causes the lungs to shut down and people die as a result.

Risk Factors For Blood Clots

Here are the risk factors for blood clots that Dr. Oz gave on todays show :

  • Birth control pills
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Sitting with your legs crossed for a long time
  • Being overweight
  • High blood pressure

Foods To Prevent Blood Clots

Since NeNe’s blood clot scare she has been eating a healthier diet and exercising more.  Dr. Oz gave a short list of foods that can help to prevent blood clots.. They were :

  • Oranges
  • Raisins
  • Apples
  • Tuna

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