Lula had to be hospitalized due to problems of “loss of appetite and fatigue”
Brazil, February 11, 2012
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil, was hospitalized in the Syrian Lebanese Hospital in San Pablo after presenting a picture of “loss of appetite and fatigue”.
“Lula was evaluated today at the Syrian Lebanese Hospital in Sao Paulo with complaints of loss of appetite and fatigue” indicates the Medical Bulletin released on the website of the center.
According to various sources, Lula entered the hospital on foot, after spending twelve hours without food as a result of dehydration.
The doctors saw “just the presence of inflammation of the mucosa of the larynx and esophagus, resulting from radiation therapy that began in January” that aims to completely eradicate a tumor in the larynx detected in October.
“The health of former President is good and there is no alteration of the radiation treatment plan,” said the statement. However, doctors preferred to have him hospitalized for “observation and intensification of the measures of nutritional support, physiotherapy and phonoaudiological help”.
According to the press, Lula will remain in the Syrian Lebanese Hospital until Monday.