Missy Elliott Talks About Graves Disease

In Health, Missy Elliott on June 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm
In a recent interview with People Magazine, one of Hip Hop’s leading lady, Missy Elliott revealed that she’s battled with Graves Disease for the past three years.  Graves Disease is an autoimmune disease where the  thyroid is overactive, producing an excessive amount of thyroid hormones. She was diagnosed in 2008 after noticing hair loss, mood swings, bulging eyes, dizzy spells, lumps in her throat and a fast heart rate.  

She told People Magazine ,You live with it for the rest of your life.” Missy also said the disease affected her motor skills.  

Although she’s been missing from the scene for some time, Missy Elliott has undergone radiation and a combination of medication, she feeling fantastic and ready to get back to music.

We are routing for you Missy!!!

(via People)

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