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Supermodel Bella Hadid Shares Powerful Message About Living with Chronic Lyme Disease

Supermodel Bella Hadid has shared an update on her ongoing battle with Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that is transmitted through tick bites. Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and rarely, Borrelia mayonii. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.

In an Instagram post on August 6, the 26-year-old model opened up about her health struggles and expressed her gratitude for her mother, Yolanda Hadid, who was diagnosed with the same illness in 2012.

Bella Hadid was first diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2013 and has been undergoing treatments since then.

In her post, Bella Hadid shared photos of her medical records dating back to 2013, which revealed some of her symptoms, including extreme exhaustion, muscle and joint aches, and chest pain.

She also posted pictures of herself with IV needles in her arms and multiple sensors connected to her body. She described the images as “positive” because they represent the most enlightening experience of her life.

Bella Hadid thanked her team, agents, doctors, and nurses for their help during her difficult health journey. She also encouraged her fans who are facing health struggles to remember that their situation will improve.

“I have so much gratitude for and perspective on life,” she wrote. “This 100+ days of Lyme, chronic disease, co-infection treatment, almost 15 years of invisible suffering, was all worth it if I’m able to, God willing, have a lifetime of spreading love from a full cup and being able to truly be myself for the first time ever.”

Bella Hadid’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, has been an advocate for Lyme disease awareness since she was diagnosed with the illness.

In a blog post for Bravo in 2015, she wrote that she had gone from the conventional long-term antibiotics to about every holistic protocol there is to offer.

She also revealed that Bella and Anwar Hadid were diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2013 and have been undergoing extensive holistic treatment ever since.

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC estimates that it receives about 30,000 reported cases of Lyme disease each year.

Since this number does not include every case, the actual number of people who develop Lyme disease could be as high as 476,000.

Currently, the disease is treated with antibiotics. In August 2022, a Lyme disease vaccine entered late-stage clinical trials, indicating that a vaccine could be approved in the coming years.

If successful, Pfizer and French biotech company Valneva could apply for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency to roll out the vaccines as early as 2025.

Bella Hadid’s journey with Lyme disease highlights the importance of raising awareness about this illness and finding new treatments for it. Her bravery in sharing her story will undoubtedly inspire others who are facing similar health struggles.

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