‘Healthy’ Teenager Dies After Complaining Of A Sore Leg, Find Out What Happened

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18-year-old Aimee Singleton had woken up on April 2 at 6am with pain in one limb, and soon she collapsed in the bathroom.

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New Delhi: An afternoon leg is a common occurrence, sometimes due to poor blood circulation or a bad seating position. But one rarely or never thinks that it could be a sign of a deadly condition. In a shocking case, a healthy teenage girl passed away after only complaining of an afternoon leg. 18-year-old Aimee Singleton had woken up on April 2 at 6am with pain in one limb, and soon she collapsed in the bathroom.
After being rushed to the hospital, she suffered six cardiac arrests and passed away by lunch time. The case was believed to be one of a blood clot. But the only shocking thing was that she had suffered from no illness before waking up and getting out of bed that morning.

Aimee Singleton, after complaining of soreness, noted that her leg started to swell and was twice the size when she collapsed in the bathroom. By the time she reached the hospital, since the ambulance took too long to arrive, Singleton had suffered from several cardiac arrests one after the other and by the time she arrived at the hospital, her heart was too damaged to be repaired.

What is a blood clot?

A blood clot can form to stop bleeding from happening uncontrollably. However, not all blood clots are a reaction from the immune system. Sometimes, they can be a consequence of high cholesterol levels which can result in potentially fatal conditions such as heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism.

What are the symptoms of a blood clot?

A blood clot can have the following symptoms:

  1. Redness
  2. Warmth
  3. Swelling
  4. Sudden, sharp chest pain
  5. Coughing up blood
  6. Sudden breathlessness

Some people are more prone to blood clots than rest. Read on to know who is at a higher is the suffering from clots:

  1. Use of combined contraceptives
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Childbirth
  4. Smoking
  5. Obesity
  6. Being overweight
  7. Rheumatoid arthritis
  8. Crohn’s disease

In order to prevent blood clots, one must maintain a healthy body weight, drink lots of water and stay active. Wearing comfortable, loose clothes can also help.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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