She’s focusing on her health! On Monday, March 4, Wendy Williams returned to her show after a six-week hiatus. The Wendy Williams Show Opens a New Window. host addressed her adoring fans in the intro of the episode where she shared an update on her medical condition Opens a New Window. — and she revealed the fitness regimen that helped her maintain her weight throughout her health battle.
Wendy took a break from hosting her TV show after she started to suffer complications from her thyroid issues and Graves’ disease. Denise Pate, MD — an internal medicine physician with Medical Offices of Manhattan Opens a New Window. — previously offered some insight about the auto-immune disorder and how it might affect Wendy’s health.
“Graves’ disease is an auto-immune disorder that causes overproduction of thyroid hormone leading to hyperthyroidism. It is caused by an antibody called thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb) binding to thyroid cell receptors resulting in the increased release of thyroid hormones and thyroid growth that can alter our body’s function,” Dr. Pate — who does not treat Wendy — explained to Life & Style. “Some of the common symptoms associated with Graves’ disease are palpitations, tachycardia, hand tremors, weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, erectile dysfunction [for men], and irregular menstrual cycles [for women].”
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