Bella Hadid has been battling a disease for 10 years after being bitten by a tick
The model suffers from Lyme disease, which attacks her teeth, jaw, intestines, brain, spine, bones and nervous system.
Ticks may be small, but the problems they cause are huge – says Bella Hadid. The model was bitten by one of these animals when she was just 17 years old and her health almost immediately deteriorated until it reached critical condition, as she did on her Instagram page this Sunday, August 6 Was told in a post.
“Little Bella would be very proud of Big Bella because she didn’t give up,” he began writing. “Living in a condition that got worse with time and work, I can’t tell you how much it hurt, while trying to make myself, my family and the people who supported me proud.”
He then made sure to specifically thank his mother, Yolanda Hadid, for all the support she has received. “I am grateful to my mother for keeping all my medical records, being with me, protecting me, supporting me, but above all, believing in me,” he wrote in a caption along with some pictures with medical records. ” Date 2014. In these documents you can read some of the symptoms and health problems that you will have at that time, such as memory disorders, depression, lack of attention, chest pain or nervousness.
Gigi Hadid’s sister was diagnosed in 2012, but the news was publicly disclosed by her mother only in 2015. Nevertheless, it was the first time that the model spoke openly about the subject through Instagram and TikTok, where she published a video describing how the disease invaded her body. The teeth, jaws, intestines, brain, spine, bones, and “the entire nervous system” are the most commonly affected organs.
Teeth Update! There was a low-grade infection under the tooth, the tooth I thought was causing pain next to it (she is good) is the one I had a root canal done a year ago. It continued to spread downward, causing a low-grade infection in my jaw. I have been feeling in my heart for several months that I need to pull out this tooth in order to heal the rest, and if not, it will knock me out! Please listen to your body my friends, please!!! This caused my Lyme flare-up, which means Lyme is attacking the places where pain is occurring ie teeth, jaw, gut, brain, spine, bones, etc. and the entire nervous system. Any minor trauma to the body, whether physical or mental, can cause a Lyme flare-up. My jaw is very swollen, and it suddenly swells whenever I am under extreme stress or overwork. Lyme flare-ups happen all the time so I’m not worried, it’s more about the jaw condition and how severe the pain is especially with Lyme. Some days are fine! And some days are tough. But when my jaw/nerves started to ache at an aggressive level; It just went 0-100. And now here we are! I’m fine though!! I feel better when I’m riding! (And after starting 2 rounds of anti-biotics) (It’s been a wild ride in itself) I find my horses really take my mind off the pain. That’s why I stopped riding 10 years ago, and I didn’t want to let it come back at my first show, anyway, the moral of the story is I’ll get this tooth pulled tomorrow! Going to cure that infection! I’ve never been so excited to go to the dentist..thanks for asking me, I’ll see you all!! wish me good luck!!!
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“All I want to explain is that I’m fine and you don’t need to worry, and two – I wouldn’t change a thing in the world. If I had to go through all of this again, to reach here, to this exact moment where I am now, with all of you, finally healthy, I would do it again. It made me who I am today,” he said.
Bella Hadid said she tried to share the most positive pictures of the fight. In many images, she appears with a catheter in her arm, but is always seen with her dog, Glizzy Beans. “And God bless my angel Glizzy P. Beans never to leave my side for a second.”
What is Lyme disease anyway?
Lyme disease is caused by the bite of infective ticks. Ticks can also infect other animals and people with this disease – and so it is considered a zoonosis. The first manifestations of the disease in humans are skin, but they can turn into chronic problems in organs such as the central nervous system or heart. The most common symptoms are changes in skin color and texture, fever, chills, as well as joint pain and fatigue.
Portugal is considered a country where the presence of the tick responsible for the transmission of this disease is endemic. This means that caution should be exercised, especially when walking around moist forests and forested areas. Forest rangers, farmers or campers and trekkers should be very careful.
Click through the gallery to relive some of the most iconic moments of the model’s battle with the disease.