Gena Lee NolanYou might remember her as one of those red-swimsuit-wearing hotties running in slow motion on the hit 1990's show Baywatch. These days, Gena Lee Nolan is on a crusade to save lives just like her character-but it's not on the beach. Nolan is one of 22 million Americans who suffer from weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, and other symptoms caused by poor thyroid function. Behind the scenes of her hit TV show, no matter how little she ate and how much she exercised, Nolan continued to gain weight. Her once-silky blonde hair became dry and brittle, and she was constantly tired.
After a long journey, the actress discovered she suffers from Hashimoto's disease, in which the immune system attacks and eventually destroys the thyroid. It took more than 10 years-not to mention the development of increasingly frightening symptoms-for doctors to discover what was really wrong with her.
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