Rep. Lauren Boebert’s May-Thurner Syndrome Diagnosis: Understanding, Treatment, and Recovery

Lauren Boebert diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome after being treated for ‘acute blood clot.’

The article discusses the recent hospitalization of Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert due to “extreme swelling” in her leg, leading to a diagnosis of May-Thurner syndrome. This syndrome involves the compression of the left iliac vein by the right iliac artery, hindering blood flow between the left leg and heart, potentially resulting in blood clots. Symptoms include leg swelling, pain, discoloration, and sores, with a higher prevalence in women aged 20 to 50. Although it’s not widely recognized, it’s estimated that 1 in 5 individuals may experience this vein compression. Boebert underwent surgery to remove the clot and received a stent for improved blood flow. The campaign assures her full recovery with no long-term health concerns. Boebert, known for her far-right stance, represents Colorado’s 3rd district and is running for the 4th district seat.

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