The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Denise Richards has reached out in a new Instagram post to thank the fans who noticed that she may have an enlarged thyroid. At the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion show, fans noticed that her neck was swollen, and it turned out to be an enlarged thyroid.
Denise Richards, who came to fame as an actress, specifically on Beverly Hills 90210, has recently become a reality television star. She started off as a guest housewife back in season 5, and fast-forwarding three seasons, she's just finished her first season as a main housewife on the reality series. Described as one of the more mild-mannered of the housewives, she has recently caused a stir on the season 9 finale, as she and Camille Grammer began to accuse each other of using drugs. However, while fans watched the finale, they noticed something beyond the fights and name-calling.
Fans noticed that Denise's neck looked swollen during the season 9 reunion show. Denise spoke on the Daddy Issues podcast about how the fans were the ones who pointed out the fact that she needed to seek medical attention for the symptoms she was exhibiting. She said, “I was like, ‘Why does my neck look bigger?’ I had other symptoms, but I just kept ignoring it. And finally, when a couple people pointed it out, I was like, I have to look into it.” Fans who “were concerned because they had thyroid issues" started noticing the visual symptoms on the reunion episodes. Richards said that the medical issue is easily fixable and not serious, but since she was already having trouble digesting gluten, she just decided to cut it out completely. She recently posted a picture of herself on Instagram with a note of thanks to fans in the caption. Check out the post below:
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It’s amazing to me in a short time eliminating gluten from my diet how much my thyroid has changed. A few of you pointed out after the #RHOBH reunion that my thyroid was enlarged. You were right, it was something I ignored until pointed out. I had no idea how much our diet really can affect our body and for me how toxic gluten really is ... I thank all of you who sent me messages. #selfcare
In cutting out gluten, she realized that the swelling in her neck went down dramatically, saying, "I was shocked how just in a few days, my throat started going down." She said she was very grateful for her fans for pointing out the medical issue that she had been in denial about and had ignored for so long. The caption read: "A few of you pointed out after the #RHOBH reunion that my thyroid was enlarged. You were right, it was something I ignored until pointed out." She then went on to express gratitude for her fans for looking out for her, writing, "I thank all of you who sent me messages."
Thanks to the observant fans who noticed the slight swelling in her neck, she was able to take control of her diet and turn the enlarged thyroid into a message for fans to prioritize self-care. If she would have let the enlarged thyroid continue as it was, she was running the risk of it developing into a more serious gluten-intolerance, such as Celiac disease. Now that she's healthier than ever, Denise can look forward to all-new drama between her and her The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars.