This week hasn’t been a good one for our Real Housewives of Atlanta cast members and former cast members. First, on January 9, Kim Zolciak checked herself into the hospital thanks to a nasty case of the flu, and now the new mom of six’s pal, NeNe Leakes, desperately needed to pay a visit to the doctor as well.
Just a few months ago NeNe was hospitalized with life-threatening blood clots in her lungs, so whenever we read that she’s headed to the doctor we automatically fear the worst. Thankfully, it seems like NeNe paid a visit to her doc to prevent an illness instead of treating one. The reality star shared a picture of her treatment on her website, NeNeLeakesOfficial. She wrote, “Gettin gas put in my car today. #IronIV #B12 Gonna be up and running!”
The accompanying photo shows a few needles in NeNe’s arm presumably delivering the iron and B12 she needs. Both iron and B12 are administered to treat anemia. While we don’t know if NeNe is, in fact, anemic, some studies have suggested that there is a link between low iron and the increased risk of blood clots, so it’s possible that NeNe is getting some additional iron to help prevent the risk of more blood clots.
As a sidenote, we really wish the Housewives would stop sharing photos of their hospital and doctor’s visits. We love you gals, but seeing needles in your arms makes us a little queasy!
Either way, we’re just glad that NeNe is doing everything she can to take good care of herself. With a hectic schedule such as hers it can be hard to remember to slow down every once in a while and pay attention to what your body is telling you!
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