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Sarah Hyland Responds to Body-Shamers in Post on Twitter

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Sarah Hyland explains how her health challenges have affected her body and speaks out against body-shamers.

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Sarah Hyland Has a Point to Make About Weight Fluctuations and Chronic Illness

The “Modern Family” star is speaking out against her body-shamers about physical changes in appearance due to an illness.

The actress has Kidney dysplasia and underwent a kidney transplant in 2012.

In her post, Hyland says she hasn’t had “the greatest year” and that it’s brought “a lot of changes and with that, physical changes.”

Hyland said she’s striving to be “as healthy as possible” and is not “promoting anorexia” as people have claimed.

She also acknowledged how hard it can be to watch her body change, calling out the effects of Prednisone.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation in the body and known for causing weight gain, including in the face.

“Am I bothered by my appearance right now?”

“Because I know that my face is swollen from medication that is saving my life.”

“For those on prednisone I know what you’re going through and I commend you sticking it out as I have.”

“Don’t let other’s comments alter any part of you! Love and positivity is what we need most.”

Originally published: May 26, 2017
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