Congresswoman Rushed to the Hospital

( – Conservative firebrand Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was rushed to the hospital on April 1st after one of her legs swelled up severely.

She had surgery to remove a blood clot and insert a stent inside. Her campaign team announced the surgery was a success and said doctors at Loveland’s UCHealth Medical Center expect her to fully recover. Later that day, she issued a statement expressing her gratitude to the doctors and team for the care she received. She also said that she looked forward to returning to Colorado.

Boebert was also diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome. The rare condition occurs when the left iliac vein squeezes the right iliac artery, both of which are responsible for blood flow to and from the legs. The condition restricts blood as a result. The condition itself isn’t always dangerous, but it can lead to complications that cause more severe health problems, including blood clots. Clots that occur in the legs can sometimes travel to the lungs, which can be lethal.

Rebecca Bade, Boebert’s doctor, said in a statement that patients with the syndrome are able to return to their typical daily lives after a relatively low recovery time. She reiterated her expectations for Boebert to make a full recovery.

Boebert represents the Third District in Colorado. She is among the most well-known congressional representatives and has already announced her campaign to run for election again in 2024.

She received other troubling news regarding her poll numbers shortly after her surgery. According to a poll conducted by GRavis Marketing, Boebert would lose her congressional seat if the election were held today. Her campaign has recently been rocked by a series of legal issues and drama with her ex-husband.

May-Thurner Syndrome is more common in women than men, but it can occur in both genders. Some people never realize they have it. It affects about 20% of the population and is most common in adults aged 20-50. Healthcare experts have not determined the cause of the syndrome. It is often diagnosed through a physical exam. Stents and bypass surgeries are common treatments.

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