19 Jan 2021 07:57 PM
MUMBAI: In 2014, Sushmita Sen suffered a serious health issue after which she was declared steroid dependent for life.
Ex-Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen has always advocated healthy living and has shared many videos and posts that serve as motivation to others to adopt a healthier way of life. However, even the actress has suffered from bad health in the past. In 2014, Sushmita Sen was diagnosed with a serious health issue that got doctors to declare her as steroid-dependent for life. This is something that she revealed in an interview with Rajeev Masand.
n the interview, she had said, “I finished shooting for my Bengali film Nirbaak, and I fell violently sick. We could not figure out what had happened. Then, an array of tests happened and after fainting and being rushed to the hospital, we discovered that my adrenal glands had stopped making cortisol. I was lucky to come out of that fainting spell because I had gone into an adrenal crisis.”
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Further, Sushmita Sen revealed how she had to consume a said medicine every eight hours to stay alive. “The next thing, after that, would have been my organs packing up one by one. But for some reason, I came back from it and was declared steroid-dependent for life. This means that I had to take a medicine called hydrocortisone, which is a steroid, every eight hours to stay alive because my body no longer made that,” Sushmita Sen revealed. She also described the side-effects of being on steroids.Thankfully, Sushmita Sen is all fit and fine now and is killing it with her acting projects.
Meanwhile, the actress will be next seen in Hotstar’s Aarya 2. The first part of the show was widely appreciated by critics and viewers all over the world.
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