Hailey Bieber opened up about her recent health scare on YouTube Wednesday (April 27th).
The model detailed the mini-stroke she suffered on March 10th saying, “Basically, I was sitting at breakfast with my husband, having a normal day, normal conversation, and we were in the middle of talking and all of a sudden, I felt this really weird sensation that kind of like, traveled down my arm from my shoulder all the way down to my fingertips, and it made my fingertips feel really numb and weird.”
She added, “I couldn’t speak. The right side of my face started drooping. I couldn’t get a sentence out. Everything was coming out like, not even jumbled, just like, couldn’t get any of the words out.”
By the time she reached Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, she had no symptoms, but scans showed a small blood clot that was categorized as a TIA or a “mini-stroke.”
Hailey shared that her doctors believe her stroke was caused by a blood clot from three things: starting birth control, having Covid-19, and going on a long flight to Paris and back without moving around or wearing compression socks.
In a follow-up doctor visit, it was discovered that she had a small opening in her heart and she underwent a procedure to close the hole.
“I just feel really relieved that we were able to figure everything out, that we were able to get it closed, that I will be able to move on from this really scary situation and just live my life,” she shared.
Hailey has to take daily aspirin and blood thinners, but on the plus side, she’s no longer feeling any symptoms from the stroke or the hole in her heart.
“I wanted to make this video to share more info and a few resources in the video description to turn to if you have gone or are going through something similar,” she explained.
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