What is the illness Mrs Hinch suffers from that means she has to take ‘medication for life’?

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Cleaning star Mrs Hinch, AKA Sophie Hinchliffe, seems to lead an enchanted life.

To her massive Instagram following of 3.7 million, she shares images of her adorable baby son Ronnie, her dog Henry and her husband Jamie in their spotless Esssex home.

However, Sophie also battles an illness that she has previously opened up on, one that if not managed could be very dangerous indeed.

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Mrs Hinch suffers from an inherited condition called Protein S deficiency and Factor V Leiden, which can increase her likelihood of developing blood clots.

Having a blood clot is serious and so it is vital they are treated quickly because they can stop oxygen getting to your vital organs, and even cause life threatening emergencies such as a stroke or a heart attack.

The condition even meant that the mum-of-one had to miss her honeymoon two years ago after falling ill at a personal appearance.

As she explained in her book Hinch Yourself Happy, the star ended up having to be rushed to hospital amid the appearance in Essex.

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She had to be treated for a large blood clot in her leg after having had back pain for a few days and her leg becoming so swollen that she couldn’t stand.

In her book she wrote: "I was so scared I was going to lose my leg.

"I am now on blood thinners for life but I was so lucky with the brilliant treatment I received and I feel incredibly blessed."

Back in September of last year, the 'cleanfluencer' asked fans for help on her Instagram stories.

She wrote: ”For the last four weeks I've been waking up in the morning with the worst joint pains in my fingers and knees and sometimes I can't even change Ronnie's nappy, or walk to the bathroom properly.

"And also, the night sweats are still terrible.

"I'm just wondering if I'm going a bit mad of is this all something to do with post pregnancy?

"I will book an appointment with my GP but has this happened to any of my followers?"

Later on she added: "So I called my GP, they couldn't fit me in, so he called me instead.

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"So they would like to give me some blood tests to see what shows up, it could just be a drop in my hormones, but they want to test for rheumatoid arthritis – just to rule it out.

"But because of my blood condition and my previous blood clot, I am still on my injections, so I've got to get that sorted first in London, so I am sort of stuck in limbo a bit at the minute, but it will get sorted."

She seems ok now, so hopefully the star is managing her illness well!

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