No Strings Ashton Kutcher, the star of the television series Attached, has spoken out about being given the diagnosis of a “rare form of vasculitis,” an inflammatory condition that left him unable to see, hear, or move.
In the Monday episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge on National Geographic, the actor revealed his diagnosis. The 44-year-old also stated in the video that he was “fortunate to be alive” and that it had taken him a year to start over in his life.
Vasculitis, according to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), is an inflammation of the blood vessels. When the body’s immune system targets veins, arteries, and tiny capillaries, it happens.
“Like two years ago, I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis, that like knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out like all my equilibrium,” Kutcher said in a clip shared by entertainment programme Access Hollywood.
Our immune system naturally responds to damage or illness by causing inflammation. In contrast, the immune system assaults healthy blood vessels in vasculitis, resulting in their swelling and narrowing. The NHS stated that although the cause is frequently unknown, this may be brought on by an infection or a medication.
The kind and severity of the illness have an impact on the vasculitis symptoms. Common signs and symptoms include anorexia, weight loss, exhaustion, rash, aches, and pains, as well as fever.
The goal of the disease’s treatment is to lessen inflammation. Over-the-counter medications are used to begin treatment, but in more severe cases, doctors may prescribe steroid medications or other medications that lower immune system activity.