"The Talk" Co-Host, Carrie Ann Inaba, "Felt Shame" In Struggling With Many Autoimmune Diseases

Date May 10, 2019

It can be a nightmare when health issues are not justified physically. Autoimmune diseases are sneaky and remain undetected for long periods of time. Many of them are notoriously hard to diagnose, and a person suffering from them is not believed at all. Carrie Ann Inaba has come forward to shed light on the subject.


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Born in Hawaii on January 5, 1968, she has accomplished a lot as a dancer, anchor, singer, and actress. Carrie had started off her career in Japan by singing and was later, recognized as a choreographer. The beauty is known for her work on ABC TV's Dancing with the Stars as a judge, in Austin Powers in Goldmember as Fook Yu, and as a current co-host of the CBS' The Talk.


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Ashamed of her health issues

On Tuesday's episode of The Talk, Inaba got emotional about her battle with autoimmune conditions. She explained to her lady co-hosts how stupid it sounds when you can't prove an invisible disease.

Carrie had intense fibromyalgia flares that even a slight touch could give her jolts of sharp pain. She was exhausted all the time and for days, she was unable to even get out of bed.


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Inaba was embarrassed about her ailments and now encouraged people to not feel the same. She told:

 I feel so much shame when I go through these things because I want to be what people see. And people see a healthy person, from the outside.

Red flags of an autoimmune disease

The following signs and symptoms may appear as a manifestation of autoimmune disease:

  • brain fog making things hazy and undoable;
  • unwavering fatigue and exhaustion;
  • persistent digestive problems;
  • skin issues;
  • continuous hair loss;
  • dramatic changes in weight;
  • sensitivity to low or high temperatures;
  • joint pain along with muscles weakness;
  • tingling sensation in hands and feet.

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Let Carrie Anna Inaba's story inspire you to find answers about your own body. When adversity comes, know that something beautiful is just around the corner too. Share this and aware the others.

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