Thursday, March 3, 2011
Serena Williams is a Blood Doper...
What no one in any sort of mainstream sports media is talking about is the real reason she had this "ailment".
Let's use Occam's Razor shall we? With the easiest/simplest explanation being the most likely.
Is she old? Nope. Is she fat? Nope. Is she inactive? Nope. Has she had cancer, given birth, or a stroke? Nope, nope, nope.
Has she had surgery? Yes, most recently in July after reportedly cutting her foot on some glass in a restaurant...
Is she on hormone therapy? Likely for birth control purposes though unknown.
Oh, and yeah, this last one...Is she blood doping?? Funny how no one brings up this question (you figure out why no one asks...) as it is the most glaringly obvious cause of her trip to the hospital.
EPO is a hormone used by athletes to increase red blood cells, oxygen absorption and prevent the effects of lactic acid buildup. It also thickens the blood and massively increases the risk for embolisms of all kinds.
Oh yeah and hey, look...Serena hates the idea that tennis wants to test for blood doping?? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/williamssisters/4606356/Serena-Williams-joins-clamour-against-drug-testing.html
So while there may be other factors (sure it could be caused by surgery--more than nine months ago, sure it could be caused by her birth control--unknown if she's even on any) what is the one factor that we KNOW causes a dangerous thickening of the blood leading directly to a large increase in the risk for a pulmonary embolism and why won't anyone ask about it? Is it because tennis and Serena are so pure that they would never use performance enhancing drugs? Is it because despite her and her sisters advancing age in the tennis world they remain at the top of their sport (succumbing to frequent injuries and yet bouncing back rapidly--hmmm)?
No, I think its something else...