Television actress Rashmi Desai who rose to fame with her TV show “Uttaran” has been missing from the small screens since her show ‘Dil Se Dil Tak’ went off air in 2018.
And now we have learnt that the reason was that she was facing some health issues. Yes, according to latest reports, the actress was suffering from psoriasis, a skin disease and while being treated for it, she put on extra weight.
Rashmi Desai opens up about suffering from psoriasis
While talking to Hindustan Times, the actress reveals, ‘’I have been dealing with health issues since past few months. Last year, in December, I was diagnosed with Psoriasis, which is a skin problem. It takes a lot of time to be cured and some times, one isn’t completely cured. Since the last four months, I was on a steroid treatment program which caused weight gain. I was not allowed to go in the sun as the heat aggravates the problem. It also escalates due to stress but it was impossible not to be stressed out about the condition as I am actor and in this business, an actor’s face is everything.”
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“I was so frightened and my friends told me not to talk to people about it. I am talking about it now because I feel people should know that it is treatable and nothing to be ashamed of. I know of a few actors who have Psoriasis but stay mum about it, ” She added.
She admits that it has been tough to deal with her weight gain as people comment about it. “I don’t respond to those who do. I just smile and move on. Losing weight is so tough and I have been trying really hard. But I am not going to be stressed about it. My work keeps me focused. I have learnt to give my health priority and not to dismiss any health issue.”