Zara McDermott reveals she was diagnosed with Raynaud’s blood circulation condition after being embarrassed by the redness on her face
Zara McDermott took to Instagram to share a health update on Friday night.
He posted in his stories that he had recently been diagnosed with Raynaud’s, a blood circulation disease that causes the skin to temporarily change color.
Asking her followers for advice, she also revealed that she has very red and flushed skin and wondered if it was related to her condition.
The 26-year-old former Love Island star asked if she should use anti-redness creams and if anyone knew of any remedies she could use.
Sharing a further update on Saturday, she said: ‘I’m feeling very self-conscious about my facial redness right now.
Health update: Zara McDermott shared a health update and asked for tips on how to reduce skin redness as she revealed she had been diagnosed with Raynaud’s on Friday night.
Tip: Asking her followers for advice, she revealed that she has very red skin and wondered if it was related to her condition, wondering if there was a cream she could use.
It’s gotten a bit worse recently and is showing up a bit more. Many of you have suggested investigating autoimmune diseases.
‘Because these may be the two things that go hand in hand, Raynaud’s and facial redness.
“But to be honest, I don’t have any symptoms at all. I would only be looking for something wrong with me right now.
‘Many of you are saying that you can take medicine for Raynaud’s. I don’t think it’s that bad, I was just wondering if there was a cream I could put on my face.
‘The Raynaud’s is not in a good space right now. I couldn’t text because my hands were so white and I was afraid to film outside.”
It comes after Zara was struck on a “busy main road” by a cyclist on an electric bike.
The star shared her frustrations after being attacked and insulted while going about her day on Wednesday.
The influencer and presenter revealed that she had been involved in the collision after the individual was traveling on the “wrong side” of the road.
Pain: Sharing a further update on Saturday, he said: “I’m feeling very self-conscious about my facial redness at the moment” and revealed that Raynaud has been in a lot of soreness due to the weather.
Sharing the update to his Instagram Stories, he said: ‘The cyclist riding an electric bike on the wrong side of the road, hit me on a busy main road, swore at me and drove off. Thank you.
‘Honestly, what’s wrong with some people? The worst thing is that no one came to help me.’
Zara’s experience comes after Jeremy Vine, a big proponent of the cycle, sparked another Furious debate on Twitter over who is right after he shared footage of almost getting hit by a bus while riding a bike.
The BBC Radio 2 presenter can be heard shouting ‘woah’ as a red double-decker bus passed him on his right hand side as he was cycling in the middle of a bus lane.
The cycle activist’s video sparked a heated debate online after he posted the 53-second clip to his 790,000 followers on Twitter.
What is Raynaud’s disease?
Triggered by cold temperatures or increased stress, Raynaud’s condition causes the blood vessels in the fingers and toes to constrict, cutting off their blood supply.
It can also affect the small arteries in the nose, ears, and tongue.
Raynaud’s syndrome usually causes the fingers or toes to turn white and numb.
Then, as blood flow returns, they turn blue and finally red, accompanied by a burning sensation. Attacks can last from a few minutes to an hour.
Nine out of ten cases are in women, and most victims have their first attack before the age of 40.
Although attacks peak in the cold winter months, symptoms can be triggered by everyday tasks like getting food out of the freezer, air conditioning, or even stress, all of which cause blood vessels to constrict.
Most patients can cope by bundling up, although some develop painful, oozing sores that can become infected.
Although Raynaud’s syndrome is common, only a small number of patients develop a more serious connective tissue disease called scleroderma.
It can be disabling and can be life-threatening, so it is important that it is diagnosed early so that any complications of the condition can be properly treated.
Raynaud’s has a simple treatment and can be temporarily cured with a medicine called nifedipine which relaxes the muscles of the heart and blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.