Bella Hadid shares health update as she describes 'real different' pain
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Bella Hadid has shared a health update with fans as she's experienced a 'real different' kind of pain.
The model offered up a lengthy insight to 'a HUGE part of [her] everyday life' in a video shared this weekend as she struggles with a tooth infection and on going issues with Lyme disease, more than a decade after she originally contracted it in 2012.
Even after being diagnosed and treated for the disease, some people continue to have symptoms such as tiredness, aches and loss of energy, and Hadid told her followers she regularly gets 'flare ups' which impact her day-to-day life.
As well as the symptoms of her Lyme disease, Hadid explained in another video that she has been suffering recently with a 'low-grade tooth infection underneath the tooth'.
The infection comes a year after Hadid underwent a root canal on the tooth next to the one she's currently struggling with.
She shared her health update on what she described as a 'good day', explaining that she doesn't like looking in the mirror recently as she suffers with 'skin colour changes', random breakouts, '(what feels like) lesions, lethargy [and] chronic anxiety'.
Hadid referred to a selfie taken last month as an example of what she looks like when experiencing a Lyme flare up, combined with 'infected tooth, jaw and gut, leaky gut coming through [her] skin, chronic exhaustion [and] dehydration', among other things.
"If you look back at work pictures from the past 8 years you can tell the difference between me when my Lyme flares up and when I'm healthy," she wrote.
Hadid described how the nerve pain from her jaw 'ended up going down the entire meridian of [her] body', resulting in constant pins and needles, but she 'never stopped working'.
"This pain, man, [it's] something real different," she said.
Over the last few weeks, Hadid said she has started taking antibiotics and pain medication which she described as 'life changing', having previously been in the 'fetal position every night in painful hysterics'.
She thanked her followers for taking the time to understand more about what she's been going through, adding: "It means more to me than you even know and I feel closer to you guys now. Love you all a lot a lot a lot. My angels."
Fans flooded the model with well wishes after she shared her update, with fans encouraging her to stay rested until she's back on her feet.