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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Battling Medical Conditions

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Serena Williams

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Serena Williams is an excellent tennis player. That’s actually an understatement, because there’s not really a word that accurately describes her athletic prowess. She’s dealt with sprained ankles and knee injuries. She won the Australian Open while pregnant. And she has suffered from migraines for years. Many people looked down on the tennis star for openly endorsing a certain brand of migraine medicine, but Williams stands behind the decision, as the medication made a huge difference in her day-to-day life. Williams has also quietly shined a spotlight on the existence of menstrual migraines — headaches that are brought on by the drop in estrogen levels just before the bleeding phase of the menstrual cycle. The athlete wants women to not just accept headaches, but to seek help for them.

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