Crystal Hefner on March 6 disclosed on Instagram that she has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. The wife of millionaire Hugh Hefner posted about how you can fall prey to ticks and how insidious Lyme disease can be.
Crystal encouraged people to consider being tested for Lyme disease after outdoor activities like hiking. Prior to the diagnosis, she said that she never experienced being bit or having a rash, or any signs of the disease.
“If you have EVER GONE HIKING, please get tested for #LymeDisease,” Crystal stated. “I was diagnosed a few days ago and have a long road ahead of me. Supposedly you get it from ticks but I have absolutely no recollection of being bit or having a rash or ANYTHING.”
“It is a disease so many people are living with and is becoming an epidemic. I always thought I was a hypochondriac,” she added. “Doctors told me it was just ‘stress or ‘all in my head’ but I finally figured it out and you can too.”
- Bladder pain
- Muscle twitches
- Cision or hearing issues
- Swelling in lymph nodes
- Cognitive impairment
- Memory problems
Lyme disease can also pass from mother to child and the former Playboy playmate has held a no holds barred awareness campaign about the disease. Crystal is encouraging people to “get tested TODAY” as the disease can turn into something really dangerous. Lyme disease, if untreated could lead to ALS, MS, dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Crystal has made it an amazing journey towards self discovery and awareness rather than being overwhelmed by her health ordeal. Others who have faced the battle include Ally Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid. Getting tested is the best way to keep yourself safe from this disease and its ill effects.
Crystal is also a well-known singer and DJ. Clearly, she aims to help people cope with Lyme disease and face the music with courage.