By Ivan Mwine
A Ugandan lady identified Penninah Ndyanabangi, who has been living and working in the United Kingdom (UK) unfortunately breached her last a few days ago at a health facility in London.
Close family sources reveal that Ndyanabangi, 39, died of a blood clot on March 11th , 2022 in London after collapsing while going to work.
We have since established that Ndyanabangi’s body was repatriated to Uganda this week and she will be laid to rest on Saturday at her ancestral home in Rushoroza, Kabale District.
It should be noted that cases of Ugandans dying of blood clots have increased in the recent past, with people like late Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech, Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and others being some of the prominent victims.
Medical experts warn that an unexpected clot can lead to serious problems and even death.
In an artery, it can give you a heart attack or a stroke. If it happens in a vein, you can feel pain and swelling.
A clot deep inside your body is called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
One in the lungs is a pulmonary embolism (PE). They’re both medical emergencies.
You can get a blood clot if you break a bone or pull a muscle badly.
But sometimes you may not know why it happened or even realize you have one.
There are clues though and your odds of a clot are higher if you:
Are recovering from surgery or had to sit for many hours on a flight or in a wheelchair, are overweight or obese, have diabetes or high cholesterol or you’re over 60 years of age.