Laura Hamilton of A Place In The Sun announced that she was hospitalized after responding to the Covid-19 vaccine.
The 39-year-old TV host went on Instagram on Monday and took a picture while she was in A&E wearing a face mask as she was apparently waiting to be seen by a doctor.
She wrote about the picture: “should be @corinthialondon for a breast cancer afternoon tea … instead I’m in the emergency room after reacting to the second Covid jab!”
Shock: Laura Hamilton of A Place In The Sun announced Monday that she was hospitalized after responding to her second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine
Laura has an immunodeficiency disease, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, and after developing blood stains after the vaccination, she was pressured to go to the hospital.
In a follow-up message, she thanked the NHS for her “amazing” work and said she had given the all-clear after blood tests.
She wrote: “Thank you for your kind congratulations! The NHS is really AMAZING!
“I developed a few blood stains after my second Covid vaccination and to be on the safe side (because of my ITP) I was advised to go to the hospital. I got blood tests and controls and got the all-clear! ‘
Tests: Laura has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an immunodeficiency disorder, and after developing blood stains after the vaccination, she was pressured to go to the hospital
ITP is a blood disorder characterized by a decrease in the number of platelets in the blood, which can also result in easy or excessive bruising.
Laura first spoke about the condition last year after noticing changes in her body after giving birth to daughter Tahlia in 2015.
It was around this time that Laura, who had also been on a “fairly strict diet,” discovered excessive bruising on her legs and was encouraged by her mother-in-law to see a doctor who was later diagnosed with ITP.
In April, she spoke to The Sun about her fight against the rare autoimmune disease, and the host admitted that she was “pretty lucky” and able to “manage” the disease.
What is thrombocytopenia? (ITP)
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a blood disorder characterized by a decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.
Platelets are cells in the blood that help stop bleeding. A decrease in blood platelets can cause easy bruising, bleeding gums, and internal bleeding.
This disease is caused by an immune reaction against your own blood platelets. It is also known as autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura.
There are two forms of ITP:
Acute Thrombocytopenic Purpura:
This usually affects toddlers between the ages of 2 and 6. Symptoms can follow a viral illness such as chickenpox. Acute ITP usually starts suddenly, and symptoms usually go away in less than 6 months, often within a few weeks. Treatment is often not required. The disorder usually does not recur. Acute ITP is the most common form of the disease.
Chronic thrombocytopenic purpura:
The condition can occur at any age and symptoms can last for at least 6 months, several years, or a lifetime. Adults are more likely to have this form than children, but adolescents are affected. Females have it more often than males. Chronic ITP can recur frequently and requires continuous follow-up care from a blood specialist (haematologist).
- Medications (including over-the-counter drugs) can cause an allergy that cross-reacts with platelets.
- Infections, typically viral infections, including the viruses that cause chickenpox, hepatitis C, and AIDS, can trigger antibodies that cross-react with platelets.
- Immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
- Low-grade lymphomas and leukemia can produce abnormal antibodies against platelet proteins.
- Sometimes the cause of immune thrombocytopenic purpura is unknown.
- The purple color of the skin after blood has “leaked” underneath it. People with ITP may have large bruises from no known injury. Only movement can cause bruises on the elbow and knee joints.
- Tiny red spots under the skin caused by very little bleeding.
- Bleeding in the mouth and / or in and around the gums
- Heavy menstruation
- Blood in the vomit, urine, or stool
- Bleeding in the head. This is the most dangerous symptom of ITP. Any head injury that occurs when there aren’t enough platelets to stop the bleeding can be life-threatening.
SOURCE: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Laura told the publication, “It’s something that’s kind of managed. I am very lucky. It’s okay.’
The presenter also announced that she was able to assist other people diagnosed with ITP after receiving her Covid vaccine.
Laura added, “I’ve had some people who have reached out to me and said,“ How have you been after the injection? And it didn’t really do after I got the injection, but I felt like I had been punching my arm for a week. ‘
The presenter also openly pondered the moment she was diagnosed with ITP, saying that at the time she only weighed 7 kg due to a “strict diet”, with people claiming the condition was caused by her weight loss.
Laura said that she “gradually” realized that she had to be a “good role model”, so she stepped up again and is now “normal and healthy”.
The TV star added that it was “a coincidence” that she developed an autoimmune disease 10 months after giving birth to her now five-year-old daughter Tahlia in 2015.
Laura continued, “But there were people who said,“ Oh, it’s because you lost a lot of weight. ”And I gradually thought, right, this is not good, I have to be a good role model and I have put weight back on. ‘
Laura first spoke about her struggle with ITP in an open interview with Der Spiegel last year, in which she admitted that it was “terrifying” to discover excessive bruising.
She told the publication, “When Tahlia was around seven months old, I was supposed to go to Portugal to film a fitness app, but a few days before I was supposed to go, I noticed all these bruises on my legs.
“At first I wondered if the bruises could be from my diet. I was always bruised pretty easily anyway, but it was more than normal. ‘
Laura announced that she was encouraged by her mother-in-law to see a doctor and that she thought the bruises might have been due to the birth of two young children. At the time, their children – Tahlia – were seven months old while son Rocco was a toddler.
The presenter was then diagnosed with ITP and found that her platelet counts were “dangerously low”. Doctors said she was at potential risk of bleeding and bleeding in the brain.
Laura said that her platelet count improved on its own while starting steroids and that she could not take any medication.
She added, “Once you’ve had ITP, it’s always there, so after a flare-up it can happen again.”
Laura admitted that she cannot remember “one particular stressful situation” that ITP caused, and that she thought it might have been her body that was coping with her busy lifestyle.