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Amy Schumer Breaks Silence About Her Appearance After Raising Concern Over Her ‘Puffy and Puffy’ Face, as Star Details Battles with Endometriosis and Autoimmune Diseases: ‘I Feel Strong and Beautiful!’

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Amy Schumer has broken her silence about her changing appearance after her 'swollen and swollen' face during a recent TV appearance sparked concern among doctors.

Amy Schumer has broken her silence about her changed appearance after her “swollen and swollen” face during a recent TV appearance sparked concern from doctors.

The Life & Beth star, 42, appeared as a guest on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, but a clip quickly went viral on social media in which doctors posed the question to the audience: “What happened with Amy’s face?”

On Instagram, the star detailed her battle with endometriosis and the autoimmune disease, but said she still felt “strong and beautiful” amid her health issues.

She wrote: ‘Thank you so much for everyone’s comments about my face! I have enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you’re right, right now it’s more swollen than normal.

‘I have endometriosis, an autoimmune disease that every woman should read about. There are some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now, but I’m fine.

Amy in June 2023 during an interview, with her face noticeably less swollen.

Amy Schumer broke her silence about her changed appearance after her “swollen and swollen” face during a recent TV appearance (left) sparked concern from doctors (pictured right in June 2023).

On Instagram, the star detailed her battle with endometriosis and the autoimmune disease, but said she still felt

On Instagram, the star detailed her battle with endometriosis and the autoimmune disease, but said she still felt “strong and beautiful” amid her health issues.

The star also poked fun at her appearance during an appearance on Good Morning America this week, while picking up a candy heart that read

The star also poked fun at her appearance during an appearance on Good Morning America this week, while picking up a candy heart that said “puffy.”

‘Historically, women’s bodies have barely been studied medically compared to men’s. The book “all in your head” explains this well. I also believe that a woman does not need any excuse for her physical appearance and she does not owe any explanation.

‘But I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self-love and acceptance of the skin you’re in. Like any other woman/person, some days I feel confident and great and other days I want to put a bag over my head.

‘But I feel strong and beautiful and very proud of this TV show I created. Wrote. Starring and directed. Maybe we can focus on that for a while.

‘I had backup dancers on Fallon but my face is the headline lol anyway. I hope you enjoy life and Beth. Love and solidarity. “Amy.”

The star also poked fun at her appearance during an appearance on Good Morning America this week, while picking up a candy heart that said “puffy.”

Doctors and viewers quickly assumed that Amy is taking steroids such as prednisone and dexamethosone, which are used to treat inflammation.

Medical professionals also suggested that Amy could have an autoimmune disease like lupus or a hormonal imbalance, which can also cause bloating.

The actress has previously spoken openly about her struggles with endometriosis, chronic pain, and Lyme disease, all of which could lead to steroid use and facial swelling.

The actor admitted to using cheek fillers in the past, a treatment that is known to cause swelling if done wrong.

The 42-year-old comedian was photographed arriving at the NBC television studios in New York on Wednesday.

The 42-year-old comedian was photographed arriving at the NBC television studios in New York on Wednesday.

WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?

Endometriosis occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus are found in other parts of the body.

Each month, these cells react in the same way as those in the uterus; accumulating, decaying and bleeding. However, blood has no way to escape from the body.

Symptoms include pain, heavy periods and fatigue, as well as an increased risk of infertility and bowel and bladder problems.

Its cause is unknown but it may be genetic, related to problems with the immune system or exposure to chemicals.

Treatment focuses on relieving pain and improving quality of life, which may include surgery or hormone treatment.

Source: Endometriosis UK

Dr Jebra Faushay, a gender studies academic, wrote on X, formerly Twitter: ‘I’m going to need all the surgeons and doctors to intervene here. Serious question, what happened to Amy’s face? Is she normally her this size?

Sarah Absher, a registered nurse, responded: “Honestly, it looks like what’s known as ‘moon face,’ a condition associated with long-term steroid use.”

Users pointed to the specific steroids prednisone and dexamethosone, which are used for conditions that cause inflammation, such as asthma, allergic reactions, inflammatory bowel disease, and migraines.

They are different from anabolic steroids, which increase testosterone levels to improve athletic performance.

“Moon face” is a common side effect that causes the face to become round, full, and puffy.

Medications such as prednisone should only be taken for a few days at a time, as prolonged use could cause adrenal insufficiency, also known as Addison’s disease. This causes the body to not produce enough cortisol, the stress hormone.

Lisa Clark, a nurse in Miami, also noted that Amy’s bloating could be due to a cortisol imbalance.

Even without taking steroids, a cortisol imbalance can occur due to stress or tumors pressing on the adrenal glands or pituitary gland in the brain.

“I’ve also seen similar effects in lupus,” Ms. Clark said, nothing that’s hard to know for sure without more details about Amy’s medical history.

In 2021, Amy posted a photo of herself inside what appeared to be a doctor's office while having her facial filler dissolved.

In 2021, Amy posted a photo of herself inside what appeared to be a doctor’s office while having her facial filler dissolved.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues and organs. According to the Mayo Clinic, side effects include fatigue, fever, joint pain, swelling, butterfly-shaped rash on the face, skin lesions, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and dry eyes.

Prednisone is also often prescribed for lupus symptoms.

Additionally, some X users suggested that Amy might have Cushing’s syndrome, which is when the body produces too much cortisol.

This causes weight gain throughout the body, including the face, as well as acne and slow wound healing.

In addition to speculation on social media, Amy has been open about her struggles with other conditions.

In 2022, she opened up about her battle with endometriosis, which occurs when tissue grows around the uterus and becomes trapped, causing debilitating pain and heavy bleeding, especially during menstrual cycles.

In a CBS News interview, Amy called it a “very, very lonely illness.”

Many endometriosis patients take medications to regulate their reproductive hormones known as progestins.

According to Mount Sinai, taking these medications can cause water retention, which can cause your face to swell.

In 2020, the actress also revealed that she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, which is Transmitted by black-legged ticks that carry the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi or, more rarely, Borrelia mayonii.

Common signs of Lyme disease, according to the Mayo Clinic, include a target rash, fever, headache, extreme tiredness, joint stiffness, and muscle aches and pains.

Additionally, the condition can cause swollen lymph nodes, which can make the cheeks look puffy.

And in 2021, Amy opened up about her experience receiving facial fillers, cosmetic injections that smooth lines and wrinkles.

A common side effect of these is facial swelling, and although she said she had the fillers dissolved, she may have received similar treatments again.

Although some trolls took the opportunity to mock Amy, other fans expressed their support and well wishes.

A user named JC wrote: ‘That’s a steroid to treat diseases. Let’s be nice and mind our own business.

Dr. Tatiana Prowell, a Maryland oncologist, said, “Let’s not do it.” Instead, let’s stop normalizing comments about women’s faces and bodies for sporting reasons.’

‘Let’s stop inviting doctors to speculate about the diagnosis of people whose history they don’t know. Let’s stop inviting trolls to shame people. Let’s be better.’

And Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn said, “Maybe just let her live.” Why do people feel the need to judge people’s physical appearance? You have no idea what is going on in his life, so any comments here are pure speculation, unnecessary and hurtful.

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