Korean Celebs with Disease or Disabilities

Celebs, like anyone else, are not immune to illnesses and disabilities. For this article, you will find a list of some of the Korean celebrities who have illnesses of different forms. I decided not to add the ones who have not publicly declared their illnesses. Some of the listed here have lifelong conditions that need to be treated for life.

 

Meniere’s disease

Han Ji-min

Han Ji-min

 

Yoo Ji-tae

Yoo Ji-tae

Ménière’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that is characterized by vertigo – ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and various other hearing disabilities. Usually, only one ear is affected but over time both ears may become affected. Episodes can vary, and may last from 20 minutes to several hours. The hearing loss and ringing in the ears can become constant over time.

 

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

Lee Seung-hwan

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common causes of vertigo, a disorder arising from a problem in the inner ear. Symptoms are repeated, periods of vertigo with movement of a spinning sensation upon changes in the position of the head. Each episode of vertigo typically lasts less than one minute. Nausea is commonly associated.

 

Allergic contact dermatitis

Kim Jung-eun

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a form of contact dermatitis that is an allergic response caused by contact with a substance; the other type being irritant contact dermatitis (ICD).

The first sign of allergic contact dermatitis is the presence of the rash or skin lesion at the site of exposure. Depending on the type of allergen causing it, the rash can ooze, drain or crust and it can become raw, scaled or thickened. It is also possible that the skin lesion does not take the form of a rash but it may include blisters, vesicles or redness.

 

Sepsis

Bae Yong-joon

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Severe sepsis is caused by poor organ function or insufficient blood flow. Common symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, and confusion. There may be symptoms related to a specific infection, such as a cough with pneumonia, or painful urination with a kidney infection.

 

Crohn’s disease

Yoon Jong-shin

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which causes inflammation of your digestive tract that can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in people. The inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease often spreads deeply into the affected bowel tissue. Crohn’s disease can be painful and may lead to life-threatening complications.

 

Hemolytic anemia

Kim Hee-sun

Hemolytic anemia is a disorder in which red blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be made. The destruction of red blood cells is called hemolysis. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Hemolytic anemia will require regular blood transfusion.

 

Claustrophobia

Rain – Jung Ji-hoon

Claustrophobia (noun) is the fear of confined spaces that can be triggered by many situations or stimuli, like elevators crowded to capacity, windowless rooms, and hotel rooms with closed doors and sealed windows, bedrooms with a lock on the outside, small cars, and tight-necked clothing can induce a response in those with claustrophobia. It is typically classified as an anxiety disorder, which often results in panic attacks.

 

Myelitis

Tiger JK – Seo Jung-kwon

Myelitis is inflammation of the spinal cord which can disrupt the normal responses from the brain to the rest of the body, then to the brain. Inflammation in the spinal cord, can cause the myelin and axon to be damaged resulting in symptoms like paralysis and sensory loss.

 

Anemia

Krystal Jung

Anemia is a condition in which you lack healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body’s tissues. Having anemia can make you feel restless and out of energy. There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term, ranging from mild to severe.

 

–J. Chung.

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