Lee Priest – Hospital again
Lee Priest the legendary bodybuilder from Australia is in the hospital again.
This time it is not related to the neck injury he suffered because of a car accident… it is more serious.
According to the posts from Lee himself and his partner Cinara Polido, Lee is suffering from Endocarditis, a serious infection that attacks the heart.
Lee said that this infection is the result of a tooth infection.
This is what Lee had to say: Two nights emergency rooms all week night sweats feeling bad. Blood test after test after test finally seems tooth infection caused endocarditis Was meant to travel to Brazil tomorrow for expo on 20th but looks like plane travel out with heart infection never been so sick. They admitting me to hospital now.
We at Evolution of Bodybuilding.net wish Lee all the best and a speedy recovery!!
Endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium, which is the inner lining of your heart chambers and heart valves.
Endocarditis generally occurs when bacteria, fungi or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. If it’s not treated quickly, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves and can lead to life-threatening complications. Treatments for endocarditis include antibiotics and, in certain cases, surgery.
Since there are many ways to develop endocarditis, your doctor might not be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your condition. However, people at greatest risk of endocarditis usually have damaged heart valves, artificial heart valves or other heart defects.
Endocarditis may develop slowly or suddenly, depending on what germs are causing the infection and whether you have any underlying heart problems. Endocarditis signs and symptoms can vary from person to person.
Common signs and symptoms of endocarditis include:
- Flu-like symptoms, such as fever and chills
- A new or changed heart murmur, which is the heart sounds made by blood rushing through your heart
- Aching joints and muscles
- Night sweats
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain when you breathe
- Swelling in your feet, legs or abdomen
Endocarditis can also cause symptoms that are more uncommon. These include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blood in your urine, which you might be able to see or that your doctor might see when he or she views your urine under a microscope
- Tenderness in your spleen, which is an infection-fighting abdominal organ just below your rib cage on the left side of your body
- Janeway lesions, which are red spots on the soles of your feet or the palms of your hands
- Osler’s nodes, which are red, tender spots under the skin of your fingers or toes
- Petechiae (puh-TEE-key-e), which are tiny purple or red spots on the skin, whites of your eyes, or inside your mouth