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Bella Hadid Offers an Update on Her Battle with Lyme Disease
The former RHOBH daughter gets real about her illness and its symptoms.
"Everyday I feel at least 10 of these attributes without fail," she wrote on Instagram Stories. Those symptoms include headaches, brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, and confusion, among others. She added that she'd been dealing with the symptoms of Lyme disease "since I was probably 14, but more aggressively when I turned 18."
Also on Instagram Stories, Bella, now 23, called Lyme disease the "invisible disease" and shared a list of symptoms that those with Lyme disease "suffer daily... with no cure."
Bella isn't the only person in her family who has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Her mom, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Yolanda Hadid, and her younger brother, Anwar Hadid, also have Lyme disease. Yolanda, who shared her struggle with the disease during her time on RHOBH, confirmed that her two kids also have Lyme disease in 2015.
In 2016, Yolanda and Bella spoke to The Daily Dish about having Lyme disease in the video above including how she balances her modeling career and her health.
While big sister Gigi Hadid, who is currently expecting her first child, doesn't have Lyme disease, she previously confirmed a Hashimoto’s disease diagnosis.
Gigi has also addressed what is has been like to watch her family battle Lyme disease.
"Growing up, having three of my family members sick made me very independent. My mom couldn’t drive or get out of bed some days, so I took my brother to school with me, or I made lunch," Gigi told Elle in 2019. "But I also felt a lot of guilt for being the one person in the family who didn’t understand what they were going through. It’s hard when your whole family is in pain and you don’t know what to do."