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Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Danielle Staub is Battling Rheumatoid Arthritis

Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Danielle Staub has been steeped in drama again, both on and off camera. While we are watching the countdown to Danielle’s dream wedding on RHONJ Season 9, her marriage to Marty Caffrey has already imploded. Her ex also listed her house for sale without telling her. Yikes!

Most fans didn’t realize that she has also been fighting an insidious medical condition: rheumatoid arthritis. Danielle decided to share her life-altering diagnosis with her Housewife fans.

Danielle told Bravo’s The Daily Dish of this autoimmune disease, “It’s not going anywhere; it’s a life sentence. She added, “I’ve had this diagnosis for a while, but it wasn’t really settling in — and then it settled in.”

Rheumatoid arthritis, according to the Mayo Clinic, is an autoimmune disease that affects not only the joints, but also many other systems in the body, such as the lungs, heart, eyes, skin and blood vessels.

When Danielle was shooting for RHONJ Season 9, she was self-conscious about her bloated appearance. “I gained 20 pounds last season ’cause they had put me on a regime of [a steroid called] prednisone and chemotherapy.”

One Real Housewives of New Jersey star who has been there for Danielle as she grappled with her medical issues is Teresa Giudice. It is pretty table-flipping fantastic that their relationship has blossomed into a real friendship.

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Danielle has revamped her treatment regimen to include using turmeric and CBD products, as well as dancing, yoga, cortisone, and trigger point injections. The most severe symptoms that Danielle has are in her left foot. It takes a long time for Danielle to walk. She added a sauna to her home. Let’s just hope it’s not the same house that her ex just put on the market.

Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, also suffers from rheumatoid arthritis.

TELL US: ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT DANIELLE STAUB HAS BEEN BATTLING A MEDICAL ISSUE IN SECRET? 

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