Drs: Stroke After Plastic Surgery? + Gigi Hadid Body Shamers


The Doctors: Was Kim Zolciak’s Stroke Caused By Plastic Surgery?

The Doctors celebrated Friday with their Friday News Feed, getting right into it by talking about reality TV star and DWTS contestant Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who recently suffered an ischemic stroke. She’s 37-years-old and her “mini-stroke” was surprising for someone of her age. Because she quickly recovered, they call it a transient ischemic attack, meaning it was short-lived and her symptoms went away quickly.


Kim has admitted to having a breast augmentation and tummy tuck, and it’s known that surgery can set you up for various conditions including clots and embolisms. It’s possible her plastic surgery played a part in her “mini-stroke” but Dr Drew Ordon said it’s unlikely because of the timing. Dr Jennifer Ashton explained that a stroke can be caused by many different things but one of the more common causes is a previously undiagnosed heart defect or “hole in the heart.”

Drs: Stroke After Plastic Surgery? + Gigi Hadid Body Shamers

The Doctors discussed Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s mini-stroke and whether plastic surgery could have had something to do with it. (docmonstereyes / Flickr)

The Doctors explained that strokes are more likely the older you get, but they can happen at any age. It’s also known that smoking can increase your risk, as does taking birth control pills.


The Doctors: Body Shamers Bullying Gigi Hadid

The Doctors then shared that model Gigi Hadid has been getting trolled online about her weight. People are saying she has a chubby face, looks fatter, is too fat for the runway, and has fat thighs. Now, if you’ve seen a picture of Gigi Hadid, you’re wondering how in the world they could possibly come up with those comments. Dr Ashton said anonymous people feel bold hidden behind their computers and added that the people who made those comments have “true psychiatric disorders if they think that, that woman is any of those things.”

Body shaming is completely out of control and can take a toll on your self image no matter who you are. The last thing a teenager needs is for some stranger to be making comments like that. When you read something negative about yourself, no matter who you are, it can really hurt. “Don’t hate, celebrate,” Dr Travis Stork said.

The Doctors: Society’s Affect Of Body Image

The Doctors then reported that 40% of girls aged 9-10 years old have tried to lose weight. By 13-years-old, 53% of girls in the United States are unhappy with their bodies. By the time they’re 17, 78% of girls in our country are unhappy with their bodies. That doesn’t come from them by themselves, that comes from society. Dr Ashton was proud to show pictures of her 5’7″ 145-pound daughter who is strong and loves her body. Gigi Hadid responded to her body shamers by saying “I represent a body image that wasn’t accepted in high-fashion before, and I’m very lucky to be supported by the designers, stylists, and editors.”

What do you think about the fact that people are body shaming Gigi Hadid?

The Doctors: Vertigo From Watching “The Walk”

The Doctors then discussed the movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt called The Walk. The new movie portrays the real-life high-wire artist Philippe Petit who walked across a high wire between the twin towers in New York City on August 7, 1974. The movie reportedly causes people to experience vertigo-type symptoms. Dr Ordon said it’s our cranial nerves that deal with our senses, because we’re visualizing things and connecting it to our inner ear and other nerves, making us feel dizzy or nauseous.


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