From the top of her 28 years, Olivia Culpo seems to have everything going for her. Become Miss USA and Miss Universe in 2012, the young woman has appeared in five films, continues collaborations with brands and has more than 4.7 million subscribers on Instagram! If she shares pictures of her dream body, but also of her holidays around the world, it is in a story posted Wednesday, August 26, 2020 that the ex-companion of Nick Jonas revealed for the first time that ‘she suffered from endometriosis, a chronic disease that affects 1 in 10 women.
In all fairness, Olivia Culpo explained, “I have never said this publicly before, but I have endometriosis. Aka the most painful cramps / periods. Anyone else reading this is suffering from it too? is not cool. ” After revealing that she was using heating pads and Midol to relieve her pain, the model wanted to do prevention: “The thing I’m going to say about endometriosis that I think is really important, is that if you have a very painful period and you are not diagnosed with what you think is endometriosis then definitely do your research because if you do not find out that you have this it could harm your fertility. You might have tissue growing in areas that you really shouldn’t have and that might prevent you from getting pregnant one day, your eggs might be damaged. ”
The star wants endometriosis taken seriously
As she is of childbearing age herself, Olivia Culpo added: “Go to your doctor if you have a painful period. Painful periods are not normal. You just need to make sure everything is okay. if you want to get pregnant. You never know. You don’t want to wait too late, so I want everyone to take this seriously. ” Indeed, being informed early could help couples to have children, as the model recalled: “The reason why I am so passionate about this is that my doctor tells me about people who come to see her in the room. thirties, forties, fifties, sixties because they couldn’t have children. The thing that is so sad about it is that they maybe had endometriosis which could have affected their fertility one way or another and if they had known it earlier, they could have frozen their eggs. There would have been more options. ”
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