Lee Priest was admitted in hospital a few days ago, and it looks like it’s serious this time. He recently did a neck surgery because of an injury that happened in a car accident. This time it’s not related to the neck injury, but according to Lee’s posts on his social media account he is suffering from Endocarditis, a serious infection that attacks the heart.
Lee Priest took to Instagram around 5:30pm on October 10th revealing he had been through various blood tests after becoming very sick – only to find out that a tooth infection has lead to endocarditis.
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.”
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 @blackskullusa @blackskullofficialus
What is Endocarditis
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