Selma Blair reveals bald head while undergoing radical treatment for MS that endangers her immune system for three months
- The 47-year-old actress was diagnosed with the disease in August
- In recent weeks, Blair has said that she has hair loss and that her son has cut her hair
- Blair posted the first photo of her shaved head on Thursday
- She referred to a treatment that has affected her immune system
Selma Blair has revealed that she has shaved her head and undergone a radical procedure to treat her multiple sclerosis.
The 47-year-old actress was diagnosed with the disease in August, after years of thinking she dropped things and stumbled because she & # 39; clumsy & # 39; was, and soon walked with a walking stick and then with a balance bike.
Blair posted a photo on Thursday Instagram from a clinic, with a bald head, leaning on her balance bike, with a long caption, including: & # 39; # newimmunesystem & # 39 ;.
Blair did not determine what type of treatment she received for MS, for which many therapies exist, including injectable, oral and infusion therapies.
On Thursday, Blair posted a photo on Instagram from a clinic, with a bald head, leaning on her balance bike, and the words: & # 39; # newimmunesystem & # 39;
Days before, she posted a photo of her son who cut her hair
Blair has been incredibly open about her symptoms and emotional journey since her diagnosis last summer.
Multiple sclerosis (known as MS) is an incurable, lifelong disorder in which the immune system attacks the body and causes nerve damage to the brain and spinal cord.
The symptoms may be mild in some and more extreme in others, leading to severe disabilities.
MS affects 2.3 million people worldwide – including around 400,000 in the US and 100,000 in the UK.
It is more than twice as common among women as it is among men. A person is usually diagnosed in their 20s and 30s.
The condition is more often diagnosed in people of European descent.
Blair has been open about her fight with MS since her diagnosis last August
The cause is not clear. There may be genes attached to it, but it is not directly hereditary. Smoking and low vitamin D values are also linked to MS.
Symptoms include fatigue, difficulty walking, vision problems, bladder problems, numbness or tingling, muscle stiffness and spasms, problems with balance and coordination, and problems with thinking, learning and planning.
The majority of patients have episodes of symptoms that disappear and come back, while some patients gradually get worse.
Symptoms can be managed with medication and therapy.
The condition shortens the average life expectancy by about five to ten years.
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