Bella Hadid Shares Photos of Her Life with Lyme Disease: ‘Finding Time for My IVs’


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Bella Hadid is providing a uncommon glimpse into how she treats her autoimmune issues.

On Friday, the 24-year-old mannequin posted a sequence of pictures on her Instagram web page, displaying her hooked as much as an IV. “Living with a few chronic autoimmune disease = always finding time for my IVs,” she captioned the pictures.

Hadid was recognized with Lyme illness in 2012 alongside her youthful brother Anwar, 21, and their mother, Yolanda, 57.

In 2016, when Bella was 20, the star opened as much as PEOPLE about battling Lyme illness whereas working as a mannequin.

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“Life isn’t always what it looks like on the outside, and the hardest part of this journey is to be judged by the way you look instead of the way you feel,” she mentioned on the time.

Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda instructed PEOPLE that the extreme signs can typically “bring you to your knees.”

“There are rough days when you sleep 12 hours, you wake up at 11 and you can’t get out of bed, with severe joint pain, brain fog, anxiety. There are a lot of symptoms that you can’t see from the outside but bring you to your knees on the inside,” she mentioned on the identical 2016 Global Lyme Alliance gala occasion.

“You can never get rested, that’s the best way to explain it,” the Hadid matriarch shared on the time. “Life goes on and you try to keep going. Especially with the younger generations, they have to keep pushing.”

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Bella’s older sister Gigi, 25, — who has been candid about her personal struggles with a unique autoimmune dysfunction, Hashimoto’s illness — has additionally beforehand spoken out about what it was prefer to develop up along with her mother and siblings battling Lyme.

“Growing up, having three of my family members sick made me very independent,” she instructed Elle in February 2019. “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.”

“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,” Gigi added. “It’s hard when your whole family is in pain and you don’t know what to do.”