This is a photo demonstrating the damaging effects chronic #inflammation has on the vessels / arteries in someone living with #Takayasus Arteritis.
That someone happens to be ME.🙋♀️
Takayasus Arteritis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that is considered life threatening and has no cure.
The theory behind the disease is, that the immune system became over active and began attacking itself.
This causes inflammation ( the immune systems fighting & protecting mechanism) where the vessels/ large arteries become inflammed causing narrowing, closures/ blockages or ballooning of arteries known as aneurysms.
I mean....🤦♀️ I kinda need my arteries.⛔😭
I have dedicated and focused most of my life researching and learning as much as I possibly can on living my best life with this disease.
My symptoms were chronic fatigue, weightloss, chest pain, wheezing with shortness of breath, headaches, thinning hair, muscle weakness ( which landed me in a wheelchair) and the worst scariest symptom was coughing up blood, sometimes it was so much like I was hemorrhaging.😭☹
I was in and out of hospitals, infact, ICU several times.
Faced death many times....I didnt know from one day to the next if I would survive.
I was not really living, I was simply just existing.😔🥰From illness to wellness:⬇️
Eating an #antiinflammatorydiet has changed my life.
I take care of myself everyday ensuring I eat the foods that nourish me and use food as my medicine.
I dont live to eat, I eat to live.
Adapting a holistic lifestyle has saved my life.
I have began my healing journey and want to help YOU.
Healing is possible. I am living proof that the body wants to heal, we just need to provide it with the right tools.
Have an amazing day, stay positive, be grateful for another day. Sending you healing light and warm Rays of sunshine.🙏🌞💗🌈 #takayasusarteritis #takayasus #vasculitis #healingautoimmunedisease #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicdisease #antiinflammatorydiet #vasculitisfoundationofcanada
#antiinflammatorylifestyle #instagoood #eatclean #foodasmedicine #holisticnutrition #holisticlifestyle #holisticwellness #health #healthy #healyourself - 42 minutes ago