Wendy Williams Reveals She's Been Diagnosed With Graves' Disease
This morning, Wendy Williams revealed that she has recently been diagnosed with a condition called Graves’ disease; the news comes shortly after the talk show host took three days f last week after experiencing flu-like symptoms. Audiences have been concerned about her health after Williams fainted on live television during a Halloween special, where she claimed to have overheated and become dehydrated in her costume.
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Williams notes how she was already aware that she was suffering from hyperthyroidism, but was informed by a doctor on Tuesday that she has since acquired Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid through the throat.
The talk-show further reveals that the disease can result in twitchy eyes (caused by abnormal muscle contractions behind the eyeballs.) Other symptoms include: irritability, anxiety, weight loss, difficulty swallowing, moist hands, and feeling as though “birds are swimming around my head.”
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Williams also admits that the ailment leaves her constantly feeling as if she was high, which will result in her taking a three week vacation for the first time in her career. This has left the outspoken celebrity feeling quite upset, as she has boasted about her perfect attendance record as both a television personality and radio host.