Popular talk show host, Wendy Williams, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with Lymphedema and needs 45 minutes hooked to a machine to manage it.
Lymphedema according to Mayo Clinic, refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes both arms or both legs swell. Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment.
Wendy Williams shared an image of herself hooked to a Lymphedema machine with the caption: “Just Wendy with lymphedema machine. 45min every day.”
Her comments were replete with messages of support, some followers did express concern, worried that the disease might be tied to her breast implants.
One follower said: “My cousin started having lymphedema issues and back issues and tons of other issues until she removed her breast implants. She said all her medical conditions magically disappeared within 2 weeks. Hopefully Wendy’s implants aren’t the issue”
This was probably the comment with the most engagement with some agreeing with it and others stating that the disease is a genetic one and has nothing to do with implants.
Another comment supporting the breast implant theory said; “Wendy you may want to think about removing implants. I believe there is a correlation between the two.”
There is a no clear answer as to whether getting breast implants could cause lymphedema, with the closest found being an article on johnhopkinsmedicine.org where they state that a mastectomy could indeed lead to lymphedema.
While fans are rooting for Wendy Williams, she has had to go through this rough period without estranged husband Nick Parker with whom she has ended things with.
She reportedly has wiped him out of her life including removing any memories of him from her office.
The staff seems happier now as according to Page Six, an insider said: “The staff’s morale is at an all-time high the past few months, and everyone supports Wendy and her ‘new life’ wholeheartedly… The staff can’t wait to return for an unprecedented 11th season in September.”
We wish Wendy all the best and we hope she gets past this too.