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17th Apr 2022

Mrs Hinch on why she always covers up – even in summer

Mrs Hinch

It looks so painful.

Mrs Hinch – whose full name is Sophie Hinchcliffe – took to Instagram this weekend to share an insight into her health battles with her many followes.

The 32-year-old, who became a social media sensation for her cleaning and organising tips – revealed she suffers from a blood clotting disorder, after sharing a snap of extensive bruising on her legs.

Hinchcliffe shared a video of shocking looking purple bruises on her thighs and explained that they are the reason the star rarely wears dresses in the summer.

In her Instagram stories, Hinchcliffe wrote:

“Typical that the sun is out and my blood plays up. This is why I wear winter clothes in the summer guys. I get so worried about going out when it’s sunny.”

She added:

“My arms are the same too at the moment. Bloody reality eh (excuse the pun).”

Fans were quick to comment with worried questions about her health, and how she had ended up with so many bruises.

The cleaning guru then revealed the reason for her bruised skin.

‘My inbox has gone a bit mad!” she wrote.

“Nothing bad has happened. Basically, I have a blood disorder – so my blood clots really easily. I’m always on blood thinners and I have had a blood clot in the past.”

The cleaning influencer explained that she bruises so easily, that her husband Jamie only has to tap her on the shoulder for them to show up.

“I’m covered in them all the time basically.”

Hinchcliffe reveals that she has an inherited condition called Protein S deficiency and Factor V Leiden, which makes her more likely to develop blood clots.

According to the Daily Mail, Protein S is a natural blood thinner, which stops clots from forming when they are not needed.

Therefore, if someone has a deficiency they have an increased risk of developing abnormal blood clots, and deep vein thrombosis.

The mum-of-two – she shares children Ronnie and Lennie with husband Jamie Hinchcliffe – has opened up on the condition previously, and wrote in her book Hinch Yourself Happy about how she was forced to miss her honeymoon back in 2018, after developing a blood clot in her leg.

“I was so scared I was going to lose my leg,”  Hinchcliffe wrote in her book.

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