Chronic illness is a medical condition that seems to be rapidly increasing. The World Health Organization is expecting a 57% rise in chronic illness cases by the end of the year 2020. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes can be detrimental to your health. Just like everybody else, celebrities are not immune to chronic diseases. Here are some celebrities who have spoken out about their battle with chronic illness.
10. Kim Kardashian West
The “Keeping up with the Kardashians” star has opened up about her ongoing battle with psoriasis, which is a condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. She experienced her first psoriasis flare-up at the age of 25, and shortly after that, the psoriasis went away but soon returned once she hit her 30’s. Her advice to anyone living with the disease is to not let it get the best of you and to do what makes you comfortable.