Heart Evangelista Talks About Rare Condition Called “Burning Tongue Syndrome”
HEART EVANGELISTA – Fashion icon and Kapuso actress Heart Evangelista recently revealed having a rare condition called “burning tongue syndrome”.
This condition affects merely 2% of women but affects men seven times more. Moreover, the condition is described as a recurrent burning in the mouth (tongue, gums, lips, inside of cheeks, etc..)
During an interview with Jessica Soho, Heart revealed that she had the condition due to anxiety issues. She explained that she was having a hard time during the quarantine period and it manifested on her body.
Heart revealed that the heartbreak caused by losing her babies sent her through a wave of depression. Furthermore, she said that last year, in November, that depression manifested throughout her body.
She added that her feet and hands would be numb whenever she would paint. According to an article from Philstar, Heart stated:
It’s called the Burning Tongue Syndrome. Basically, people just live with this condition na parang nasusunog ‘yung bibig mo. Tapos minsan, kumakalat siya sa gums, and it’s very painful,
She said that doctors told her the condition was caused by her anxieties. Additionally, due to the stress caused by anxiety, doctors told heart that negative conditions may show on her body.
Without me knowing ‘yung pressure din ng social media, ‘yung pressure ng tao na kailangan lagi kang maganda, kailangan lagi kang nauuna. Although hindi naman ako super gano’n, siguro subconsciously minsan ‘pag may mga nasasabi tungkol sa’yo, akala mo hindi ka naaapektuhan but then, it affects you and nagpa-pile up siya
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