Wendy Williams reveals she has Graves’ disease

Wendy Williams reveals she has Graves’ disease

Talk show host, Wendy Williams revealed on her show on Wednesday that she's been ordered to take three weeks off to focus on her health after being di

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Talk show host, Wendy Williams revealed on her show on Wednesday that she’s been ordered to take three weeks off to focus on her health after being diagnosed with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism. She said that fans had pointed out to her before that her eye was bulging, which is a symptom of her thyroid issues.
“My thyroid has been totally cattywampus and that is the eye thing that you all have been seeing. You caught it before I did,” said Williams.

She also said that her hyperthyroid is related to Graves’ disease. Williams explained, “My thyroid, my hyperthyroid is attached also to Graves’ disease. Graves’ disease squeezes the muscles behind your eyeballs and so that’s the reason for it.”

Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones, with symptoms that include weight loss, anxiety, irritability, tremors in hands, bulging eyes, fatigue and heat sensitivity. Though Williams knew she had thyroid problems, she said lately she had been feeling extra stressed and irritable. She added that she’d been feeling like there were birds swimming around her head, like a cartoon, before seeing a doctor.

The doctor ordered Wendy Williams to take three weeks off from work. She canceled last week’s shows after feeling flu-ish but she has vowed to be back saying, “I’ll be back in two. I’m not an heiress. Who’s gonna pay my bills?”

In October, the TV host passed out on her show after experiencing overheating in a Halloween costume.