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Gigi Hadid reveals details about her disease after being called ‘too skinny’

Model Gigi Hadid presents a creation from the Brandon Maxwell Fall/Winter 2018 collection at New York Fashion Week in Manhattan, New York. (Reuters)

American-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid was forced to talk more about her autoimmune disease after being called “too skinny” by critics.

In 2016 Hadid announced that she was suffering Hashimoto, an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues and is more common in women than men.

Hashimoto's is an incurable disease and causes a litany of unpleasant symptom, but it must be treated as it can lead to other health problems.

She recently tweeted about the condition again after receiving many harsh comments about her weight fluctuations and being called "too skinny".

“For those of you so determined to come up w why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started 17 I was not yet diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease; those of u who called me “too big for the industry” were seeing inflammation & water retention due to that.” Gigi tweeted.

However, when she noticed the health effects of the disease she began taking medications immediately directly.

“Over the last few years I’ve been properly medicated to help symptoms including those, as well as extreme fatigue, metabolism issues, body’s ability to retain heat. I was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped my thyroid levels balance out,” she said.

Many people supported her after reading her tweets and Google searches for Hashimoto's disease have spiked since Hadid tweeted about the condition on Sunday.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 KSA 21:02 - GMT 18:02
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