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How did Juan Pablo Medina lose his left leg

The actor shared his life experience after an infection in his blood led to him having to wear a prosthetic leg. The news about Medina’s health came to limelight in 2021. The interpreter and his relatives have stayed out of the situation since then, and only a few details have emerged, such as his amputation due to thrombosis.

After being informed by the medical staff that he would have to lose his leg to save his life, Juan Pablo Medina spoke with a psychiatrist who helped him navigate the situation. It was because of these conversations that he was able to see the amputation from another perspective.

“I want to enjoy what I did win, which was living, which matters more than what I lived through”

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Juan Pablo Medina, lost his leg due to a thrombosis

“We started talking about the decision before the medical intervention was done, and that made all the difference. It was necessary to understand it and that the specialists support you. It is something very stupid, but I could count on that help”.

As per Johns Hopkins Medicine, thrombosis occurs when blood clots block an individual’s vessels. Thrombosis can occur in two forms:

  • Venous thrombosis: When a blood clot blocks a vein, it is called venous thrombosis. The veins transport blood from your body to your heart.

A Venous thrombosis can be caused by a disease or injury to the leg veins, not being able to move around for any reason, fractures, medicines, obesity, genetics, etc.

  • Arterial thrombosis: An arterial thrombosis occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery. An artery transports oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body.

An arterial thrombosis may be caused by the hardening of the arteries, known as arteriosclerosis. In this situation, fat or calcium deposits cause thickening of artery walls. This can cause a buildup of fatty material (called plaque) in the arteries. It is possible for a plaque to burst (rupture), followed by a blood clot.

Juan Pablo Medina had contact with a psychiatrist who helped him through the situation

After 8 months since one of his legs was amputated due to complications in his health resulting from a heart attack, Juan Pablo Medina posed, for the first time, with his prosthesis. The actor has led the recovery process and thanked him for the unconditional support he has received from his loved ones.

Since that time, both the interpreter and his relatives had remained out of the situation and only some details such as the amputation of his limb due to thrombosis transcended. 

To begin with, Juan Pablo Medina shared that his rehabilitation began since he made the difficult decision to lose a leg to save his life, because as soon as he notified the medical staff, he had contact with a psychiatrist who helped him through the situation, and it would have been thanks to the talks that he maintained that he was able to take the amputation from another perspective.

“We started talking about the decision before the medical intervention was done, and that made all the difference. It is necessary to understand it and that specialists support you. It’s a terrible thing, but I could count on that help. I have never taken therapy in my life, and now I am determined not to give it up for nothing,” he said for that medium. After the surgical intervention, Medina developed insomnia that gradually dissipated with rest medical attention.

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