Bethenny Frankel Opens Up About Health Struggles After Fans Express Concern Over Appearance
Former “Real Housewives of New York City” star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel recently opened up about her health struggles after fans expressed concern over her recent appearance. In an Instagram post, Frankel shared a photo of herself with a lengthy caption explaining that she had been dealing with various health issues.
“I have always been thin. My natural weight loss from my grief and thyroid issues have caused me to struggle with maintaining a healthy weight,” Frankel wrote. She explained that she has been dealing with various health issues, including leaky gut syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and a thyroid condition called Hashimoto’s disease.
Frankel’s post received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow celebrities, many of whom thanked her for speaking openly about her health struggles. “Thank you for being transparent about this,” one fan commented. “I think raising awareness about these issues is important.”
Leaky gut syndrome and SIBO are both conditions that can cause digestive problems, including bloating, gas, and abdominal pain. Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the thyroid gland, leading to fatigue, weight gain, and depression.
Frankel has been vocal about her struggles with food and weight and has said she follows a strict diet that includes cutting out gluten, dairy, and most fruits. In her Instagram post, she acknowledged that her restrictive diet may have contributed to some health issues.
“I realize that my obsession with being thin has taken a toll on my health,” Frankel wrote. “I am trying to find a balance and learn to love my body at any size.”
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Frankel’s willingness to speak openly about her health struggles is an important reminder that everyone’s journey is different. While social media can often be a breeding ground for unrealistic beauty standards and body shaming, Frankel’s post is a reminder that even those who appear to have it all together may be struggling behind the scenes.
As Frankel wrote in her post, “We all have our health journey.” Whether struggling with a chronic illness or simply trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to remember that everyone’s journey is valid and worthy of support.