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    Amy Schumer believes online abuse helped diagnose rare disease

    Amy Schumer was diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome after her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Photo: NIPI

    Amy Schumer has admitted that online abuse led to her being diagnosed with a rare hormonal disorder known as Cushing's syndrome.

    Internet trolls mocked the American comedian for her “chubby” face , when she appeared on a talk show this month. , but said the comments caused her to seek medical help.

    Schumer, 42, initially attributed the change in her appearance to endometriosis, a painful gynecological disease.

    “I “I enjoyed the comments and discussions about my appearance, as have all women for almost 20 years,” she said. “There are some medical and hormonal issues going on in my world right now, but I'm fine.”

    However, the Trainwreck actress has now revealed that she was diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome, which was caused by “receiving injections steroids in high doses.”

    The disorder may manifest itself with symptoms such as a round face and weight gain. , muscle weakness, depression and high blood pressure, according to the National Health Service.

    'Crazy couple of weeks'

    In an interview with the News Not Noise newsletter, Schumer said her family had been through a “crazy couple of weeks.” as she underwent a series of medical examinations while promoting her comedy series Life and Beth.

    She said she was in “MRI machines for four hours at a time, my veins were blocked due to the amount of blood taken, and I thought I might not be there to see my son grow.”

    “So finding out that I have Cushing's syndrome, which goes away on its own, and that I'm healthy, was the greatest news imaginable,” Schumer added.

    Cushing's syndrome usually occurs as a result of taking steroid medications, but can also occur. be caused by excessive levels of the stress hormone cortisol or a tumor.

    “I feel like I've been reborn… it's a good example of how we never know what's going on with someone,” Schumer said.< /p >

    “Everyone struggles with something. Maybe we can all be a little kinder to each other and ourselves.”

    Schumer has often opened up about her health struggles, saying she “felt like a new person” in 2021 after having her uterus and appendix removed. . to treat endometriosis.

    She also suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness, while pregnant with her son Gene.

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