Ashley Olsen, Lyme Disease: Actress In Pain, Left Fatigued Battling Lyme Disease At 28

Ashley Olsen has Lyme Disease.

According to Star Pulse, the 28-year-old actress turned fashion designer is in a lot of pain and is extremely fatigued battling this incurable illness. Sources say that Olsen contracted the disease from a tick bite she got a few years back. Her symptoms have worsened over the past several months, and her condition is starting to have a negative impact on her day-to-day life.

“She’s really sick. It’s gotten worse. She was diagnosed in the very late stages so early detection measures weren’t options for her. She’s really going through it. When she does come to work, she looks haggard and disheveled. And she’s often moody. Ashley’s having a very rough time right now.”

Ashley Olsen has had Lyme Disease for a couple of years now. This may have been the reason behind her decision to step out of the spotlight back in 2012. According to Radar Online, Olsen said that she didn’t want to be the center of attention anymore,and officially left her fame in the dust. She rarely does public appearances anymore.

Lyme Disease is an inflammatory disease, which starts off with flu-like symptoms. Patients may experience a rash, fever, and headache for the first few months. As the disease progresses, patients often experience more serious symptoms including neurological and cardiac disorders.

According to WebMD, Lyme has been popping up all over the world.

“The number of reported cases of Lyme disease, as well as the number of geographic areas in which it is found, has been increasing. Lyme disease has been reported in nearly all states in this country, although most cases are concentrated in the coastal northeast, Mid-Atlantic States, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, and northern California. Lyme disease is also found in large areas of Asia and Europe. Recent reports suggest that it is present in South America, too.”

Ashley Olsen is not the only celebrity battling Lyme Disease. Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster has also been dealing with similar symptoms due to her diagnosis. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Foster had found a a way to cope, but suffered a relapse in December. She has been very open about her struggle, often posting updates and photos of her treatment on social media.

Many hope that there will someday be a cure for Lyme Disease. The infection is very serious and can be fatal.

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