​Real Housewife Lyme Disease: Yolanda Foster Battling Disease In Becerly Hills

Real Housewife Lyme Disease
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Feb, 8, 2015 | 7:08 PM

Real Housewife star Yolanda Foster has been battling lyme disease, and her Beverly Hills fans seem to really appreciate her honesty on the reality series. While everyone else on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills seem to obsess over nonsensical fights, boozy nights and shopping sprees, Foster has been dealing with the disease. She does have a few bad episodes, according to Examiner.

Some days she does really well and you’d never know that she’s sick and then at other times, well, hospital bed photos pop up with her surrounded by flowers and well wishes from friends and family.

The Real Housewife and her husband, David Foster, spoke with reporters the other night at a charity event and he gave an honest update on his wife’s condition.

“Yolanda is truthfully not great,” Foster admitted. “She’s just waging this war. She’s down right now. She keeps traveling the world looking for a cure and when she finds it she’ll be able to give that to the world. I try when I’m home to be as supportive as I can. But she’s just worn out. It just beats you to the ground. The strange thing about Lyme is that for some people can get it and they can have it for a couple of years and they just fight it off like a cold. And for other people it brings them to their knees. She’s a warrior so she’s going to beat it.”

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia, according to LymeDisease.org. It is transmitted via the bite of an infected tick. Early symptoms may include fever, headache, and fatigue.

A rash occurs in 70–80% of infected persons at the site of the bite after a delay of 3–30 days. The rash is rarely painful or itchy, although it may be warm to the touch. About 20–30% of infected persons do not experience a rash.

If lyme disease is left untreated, later symptoms may involve the joints, heart, and central nervous system. In most cases, the infection and its symptoms are eliminated by antibiotics, especially if the illness is treated early. Delayed or inadequate treatment can lead to more serious symptoms, which can be disabling and difficult to treat.

We know that the Real Housewife recently returned from treatment in Asia and that she has spoken out about being grateful to financially be in a position to try other ways to heal herself, notes The Inquisitr. Have you tuned in to this season of RHOBH? Foster seemed to be pretty healthy at the time of filming so it’s sad to know that just a few short months later her health has relapsed.

Foster seems like the kindest and most grounded housewife ever, doesn’t she? Do you hope that she continues to use reality television as a way to bring awareness to Lyme disease?

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