We Talked About The Cause Of Kefee's Death

 I was  with my uncle yesterday who is a medical doctor and we got talking about the causes of Kefee's death as released officially. He let me in2 what it is and after making more research on it, i decided 2 share it with U guys as no knowledge is lost and we can learn a thing or two from it.
We lost Kefee Don Momoh last weekend and we can't help but look at the factors surrounding her death.
Remember Kefee was on a long distance trip (14hours) to Chicago and she slumped. How many of you know of young adults dying suddenly after a long distance trip.

In February last year, another famous artist of ours, Goldie, collapsed after a long trip from the United States.

Deep venous thrombosis can definitely lead to lung failure (official cause of death of our dear Branama angel).


Deep venous thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep inside a part of the body. It mainly affects the large veins in the lower leg and thigh.

Causes

DVTs are most common in adults over age 60. However, they can occur at any age. When a clot breaks off and moves through the bloodstream, this is called an embolism. An embolism can get stuck in the brain, lungs, heart, or other area, leading to severe damage.
Blood clots may form when something slows or changes the flow of blood in the veins. Risk factors include:
· A pacemaker catheter that has been passed through the vein in the groin
· Bed rest
· Family history of blood clots
· Fractures in the pelvis or legs
· Giving birth within the last 6 months
· Obesity
· Recent surgery (most commonly hip, knee, or female pelvic surgery)
· Too many blood cells being made by the bone marrow, causing the blood to be thicker than normal
Blood is more likely to clot in someone who has certain problems or disorders, such as:
Cancer
Certainautoimmune disorders, such aslupus
Cigarette smoking
Conditions in which you are more likely to develop blood clots
Taking estrogens or birth control pills (this risk is even higher if you smoke)
Sitting for long periods when traveling can increase the risk of DVTs. This is most likely when you also have one or more of the risk factors listed above.
Symptoms
DVT mainly affects the large veins in the lower leg and thigh, almost always on one side of the body. The clot can block blood flow and cause:
· Changes in skin color (redness)
· Leg pain
· Leg swelling (edema)
· Skin that feels warm to the touch


Your doctor will give you medicine to thin your blood (called an anticoagulant). This will keep more clots from forming or old ones from getting bigger. These drugs do not dissolve clots you already have—that is accomplished by your body’s natural blood system.
Heparin is usually the first drug you will receive.

If heparin is given through a vein (IV), you must stay in the hospital.
Newer forms of heparin can be given by injection under your skin once or twice a day. You may not need to stay in the hospital as long, or at all, if you are prescribed this newer form of heparin.
Depending on your medical history, fondaparinux may be recommended by your doctor as an alternative to heparin.
A drug called warfarin (Coumadin) is usually started along with heparin.
Warfarin is taken by mouth. It takes several days to fully work.
Heparin is not stopped until the warfarin has been at the right dose for at least 2 days.
You will most likely take warfarin for at least 3 months. Some people must take it longer, or even for the rest of their lives, depending on their risk for another clot.
When you are taking warfarin, you are more likely to bleed, even from activities you have always done.If you are taking warfarin at home:
Take the medicine just the way your doctor prescribed it
Ask the doctor what to do if you miss a dose
Get blood tests as advised by your doctor to make sure you are taking the right dose
Learn how to take other medicines and when to eat
Find out how to watch for problems caused by warfarin
Newer blood thinning medicines that are taken by mouth are being developed.

Many DVTs disappear without a problem, but they can return. Some people may have long-term pain and swelling in the leg called post-phlebitic syndrome.
You may also have pain and changes in skin color. These symptoms can appear right away, or you may not develop them for 1 or more years afterward. Wearing tight (compression) stockings during and after the DVT may help prevent this problem.
Blood clots in the thigh are more likely to break off and travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolus, or PE) than blood clots in the lower leg or other parts of the body.

Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of DVT.
See your Doctor when you suspect symptoms of any illnesses or when you feel unwell.
It might save a life!
Eesah.
 

7 comments:

  1. This is quite educative but scary


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  2. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, that's most kind of you

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  3. Anonymous10:13 PM

    Thanks for the info but a minor correction. She was already in America had been for some months and was flying from LA to Chicago which is not a 14 hour flight in fact it is less than five hours.

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  4. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Trust been told in urhobo delta state women dnt die with pregnancy is a taboo if corspe are rejected upon arrival this is what kefee parents avoided to save shame so all this many many names of science is not necessary

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  5. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Kafee was pregnant

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  6. Anonymous11:53 AM

    Kefee was pregnant

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