Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can be upsetting for people affected by it. Not infrequently, the question of why arises. Although some Diseases due to the lifestyle While some chronic illnesses can be fueled by a poor diet or dietary habits, others arise out of the blue.
Diseases such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes affect all segments of the population. At the same time, of course Even celebrities are not spared. Many do not see their suffering. Partly it is concealed. Other well-known personalities leave open with her disease and let people share in her fate. See for yourself which celebrities it has affected and how they live with the disease.
1. Selena Gomez: Diagnosis Lupus
The actress made her disease public in 2015. She suffers from lupus, which causes the immune system attacks its own body SUBMITTES. Although the entire organism can be affected, Selena's kidneys in particular were very damaged, so that she had to undergo a kidney transplantation. As Selena Gomez later explained in an interview, it was a matter of life or death for her at the time.
This Autoimmune disease can have varying degrees of severity. Often it is symptoms such as rheumatic complaints that first appear and are often not directly recognized as lupus. Later, internal organs are often affected. Selena also did not take her disease seriously enough at first, as she reported.
2. Halle Berry: Diagnosis of diabetes
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Halle Berry was diagnosed with diabetes when she was not even 20 years old. According to her own statements, it took her some time to realize that she had a health problem change lifestyle at all costs to have to. This was the only way to be able to live reasonably well with the disease.
Many fans did not know for a long time that Halle suffers from diabetes. You don't necessarily notice that the actress has a chronic illness either. diabetes is common in Western countries and is not infrequently accompanied by obesity or an inappropriate diet. Halle Berry, however, seems to be coping very well with diabetes today.
3. Pink: Diagnosis asthma
A Life as an asthmatic Can be troublesome. Pink also suffers from this disease and has to do a lot to strengthen her lungs. So she once told in an interview that she sings while exercising on a treadmill.
Few of her followers may have known that Pink has a health problem. Although she does not hide her asthma, she also never puts it in the foreground. The chronic lung disease is widespread and always occurs in relapses.
Already smallest triggers can be responsible for it. Massive shortness of breath and often a feeling of suffocation make life difficult for sufferers. Special drugs can then provide relief.
4. Michael J. Fox: Diagnosis Parkinson
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Parkinson's is an insidious disease that affects brain cells. Speech and function of muscles become progressively impaired. Also Michael J. Fox, the famous American actor, suffers from Parkinson's disease. Several years before going public with it, Fox had already received the diagnosis.
At first, the impairments were not apparent at first glance. Over time, however, his fans noticed the progressive deterioration. Michael J. Fox has made it his mission to invest in research so that the disease can eventually be cured. He founded a foundation in which he has already invested several million dollars.
5. Gigi Hadid: Diagnosis Hashimoto
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In 2018, Gigi Hadid announced on social media that she was suffering from Hashimoto's disease. This was also her way of explaining why her body was no longer as slim as it used to be. Hashimoto often shows up in Of gaining weight without changing eating habits.
The disease has many more symptoms. Chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland is responsible, resulting in reduced hormone production. In the course of the disease The thyroid gland then stops producing hormones.
Gigi was healthy until she was seventeen years old. That was when she started modeling. After the diagnosis it did not take long and her body changed.
6. Morgan Freeman: Diagnosis of fibromyalgia
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In 2012, Morgan Freeman publicly commented on his disease, Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that is most evident in the actor's arms. Fibromyalgia Develops over many years away. Pain usually occurs in areas of the body where muscles and joints are located nearby. Never but on joints. muscles themselves.
Of course, the disease can Taking strong pain medication be met. However, they also have side effects, so that long-term use is not recommended. Exercise and sports activities like Nordic walking can bring relief. How Morgan Freeman deals with his pain is not known. Every affected person reacts differently.
7. Yolanda Hadid: Diagnosis Lyme disease
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Lyme disease, transmitted by a tick bite, has affected Yolanda Hadid since 2012. She explained in an interview that this disease significantly affects her life has. This even in view of no longer being able to write and read.
If the condition is not treated with an antibiotic in the early stages, even years later, it can relapses again and again occur. Joint pain is not uncommon. The nervous system is then also still affected, as the pathogens have survived in the human body.
We can only hope that Yolanda Hadid's health will improve again. She seems to suffer a lot from Lyme disease, which then also straining the psyche.
8. Mariah Carey: Diagnosis of bipolar disorder
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Those who suffer from bipolar disorder repeatedly exhibit severe mood swings. For a long time, Mariah lived with this disease, without going public with it. This changed in 2018, when she admitted in an interview with People magazine how much bipolar disorder affects her life.
This explains some. Mariah has always been considered a bit of a bitch. By the admitting of the health background one sees some situations, in which it negatively noticed, in another light. So it's not always what it seems at first glance. The bipolar disorder is widespread and affects many people. Even celebrities are not spared.
9. Selma Blair: Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
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Selma Blair remarked long before the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, that there was something wrong with her. Then in 2018, she knew for sure and announced on social media that she was suffering from MS.
This disease, which affects the central nervous system, can be accompanied by different symptoms. At first the Symptoms quite unspecific and can indicate numerous other diseases. However, blurred vision or a tingling sensation in the legs or arms, among other symptoms, can be the beginning of multiple sclerosis.
The actress uses a cane as a walking aid And lets her fans know via Instagram how she is currently doing. The interest in this is great.
10. David Beckham: diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder
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It can also affect a professional athlete. Former footballer David Beckham suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. This disease entails that those affected as if under a compulsion to do certain things or think.
In David Beckham, the obsessive-compulsive disorder is manifested in the fact that it is indispensable for him to keep things in his house always Stand straight and orderly to have. Already the smallest disorder disturbs him.
The Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder turn out differently for each sufferer. There are people who suffer from a compulsion to wash their hands so often during the day that eczema develops. The compulsion to count the steps in every staircase also occurs.
11. Julia Roberts: Diagnosis of thrombocytopenia
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Thrombocytopenia develops when too few platelets are produced in the bone marrow. Quickly this is why bruising occurs and small hemorrhages in the skin. Trigger of the disease can be, among other things, an infection with hepatitis C.
Who would have thought that Julia Roberts, with her ever-bright smile, also suffers from a chronic illness? From the looks of it, however, she seems to be able to live well with it. However, she may just want to do not go public with their complaints Walk and has declared their condition a private matter. Not everyone talks about their diseases. This is the case with celebrities as well as with other people.