Zach Roloff Reveals He's Suffering From A Mystery Illness, Will 'Little People, Big World' Star Be OK?

Aaron Homer

Zachary Roloff is suffering from a mystery illness. The 27-year-old revealed on a recent episode of Little People, Big World that he's been dealing with nausea and headaches for the past several months, WFTV (Duluth) is reporting.

As a person with dwarfism - specifically, achondroplasia, this same type of dwarfism his mother, Amy has - Zach has been due for his share of medical problems.As Healthline reports, achondroplasia can cause a variety of health problems (although that doesn't necessarily mean that it will; more on that in a couple of paragraphs). Some of those problems can include the following.

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"It was devastating. If the shunt fails, it can be life threatening."
"You've got to get this solved now!"
"Now would be a terrible time for me to have to go into surgery. Tori has already gone through enough. I don't want to frighten her."
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It bears noting that, due to the realities of TV production, months can pass between when a scene is shot and when you see it on your TV. That means that, whatever was happening to Zach in that episode of LPBW, he's had at least a few months to deal with it. As of May 1, when he posted the photo below on Instagram, he was apparently well enough to travel internationally to participate in the Dwarf Games.

Getting stoked for world dwarf games in Canada this year! Got my jersey today! Excited to see competition from around the world! #worlddwarfgames2017 #daaa

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New episodes of Little People, Big World air on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on TLC.

[Featured Image by Zach Roloff/Instagram]