Victorious alum, Victoria Justice, looks so fab on the cover of Health magazine that fans would never know the health condition this star has been secretly dealing with on her own for the past couple of years. She opened up to Health magazine about her condition – a truly inspiring a story!
"A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, which is a thyroid autoimmune disorder [that can interfere with thyroid function and affect metabolism]," she admitted.
Victoria also said that doctors put her on medication which made her skin break out, a problem she had never had before in her life.
"They had put me on this thyroid medication, and I think the levels were too high for me because it caused my skin to break out. All my life I've always had great skin, so it was really devastating." Not only was this hard to deal with but also her weight was another factor that played into the side-effects from the medication.
"Also, at first, I was losing a lot of weight, then I went on tour and I started gaining weight, and it was the most I'd ever gained in my life. I was, like, 115 pounds. Then when I filmed a movie last summer, I actually went under 100 pounds. It was crazy, but things have leveled out, and I'm back to normal," Victoria said.
Even though she is still fighting the condition, we're glad to see she is getting her health back on track! Victoria also revealed that when times got tough and her confidence may have been down, her friends and family always supported her!
Excited to be on the cover of @goodhealth ! Being healthy is my #1 priority & I share a struggle of mine inside. 💪💥 pic.twitter.com/0ZExPOS74u— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) October 13, 2015
Excited to be on the cover of @goodhealth ! Being healthy is my #1 priority & I share a struggle of mine inside. 💪💥 pic.twitter.com/0ZExPOS74u
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