In a recent episode of the Apple TV+ series Dear, Selena Gomez discussed her struggle with her health.
The pop diva and actress revealed in it that the lupus medicine she is taking causes her weight to fluctuate and that her 2014 lupus diagnosis came with a stroke warning. Regarding the harsh coverage that followed the visit to the treatment centre, she continued, “I wanted so badly to say, You guys have no idea. In chemotherapy right now. You’re a******’ I kept to myself till I felt secure and at ease once more.
According to the Mayo Clinic, lupus is an autoimmune disease that results in chronic inflammation in a variety of body organs, including the skin, joints, heart, kidneys, lungs, and more. This results in a variety of symptoms and potential side effects, including chronic pain, extreme exhaustion, skin rashes, frequent fevers, kidney damage, heart issues, and mental health conditions including depression, among others.
As previously stated, Selena was diagnosed with the condition in 2014, and she has since been battling it. Selena informed her Instagram followers of the severity of the ailment in September 2017 by posting a message. “So I was healing until I learned that my Lupus need a kidney transplant. I had to do it for my general well-being. She expressed gratitude for Francia Raisa, one of her closest friends, for giving a kidney in the same message.
Selena’s kidney transplant was successful, but it doesn’t mean she’s safe. “Kidney transplants only fix the kidney issues that lupus caused.” Dr. David S. Hallegua, a rheumatologist in Beverly Hills, stated that while it helps manage lupus, it cannot cure disease.
Selena hasn’t slowed down, despite having lupus, mental health problems, and continual attention from the media because to the Justin Bieber scenario. “My lupus, my kidney transplant, chemotherapy, having a mental illness, going through very public heartbreaks-these were all things that honestly should have taken me down,” she admitted to Elle in August 2021.
Selena Gomez goes live on TikTok to address comments about her body. She talks about her health, medication for lupus and how they affect her body. pic.twitter.com/JL3hIArShB
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A turning point came when she told herself that she can “help people” with her diagnosis. “In actuality, that’s what kept me going. There may have been a time when I lacked the necessary strength and would have damaged myself. Selena seems to be more resilient than ever right now.