Ashton Kutcher ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ after Vasculitis battle

Ashton Kutcher ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ after Vasculitis battle

USA: Ashton Kutcher said he is ‘lucky to be alive’ after a rare disease affected his ability to see, hear and walk. The 44-year-old actor detailed the symptoms he suffered in an upcoming episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge.

In a clip for the episode, Kutcher said, “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. It took me like a year to build it all backup.”

“You don’t really appreciate it until it’s gone until you go, ‘I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to see again; I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to hear again; I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to walk again.’”

“I’m lucky to be alive,” he added.

He also shared how his autoimmune disorder gave him a change in perspective, as he expressed how life got “fun” for him when he stopped hiding from his “problems”.

“The minute you start seeing your obstacles as things that are made for you, to give you what you need, then life starts to get fun, right?” he said. “You start surfing on top of your problems instead of living underneath them.”

About Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of the blood vessels. It is used to describe a family of nearly 20 rare diseases, characterized by narrowing, weakening or scarring of the blood vessels, which can restrict blood flow and damage vital organs and tissues.

Vasculitis can affect any of the blood vessels of the body, including arteries, veins and capillaries. Symptoms depend on the organs and tissues affected and can vary from person to person. Some forms of the disease are mild and may improve on their own, while others involve critical organ systems and may require lifelong medical care. Early diagnosis and treatment are extremely important to avoid potentially life-threatening complications.

It is common for people with vasculitis to experience periods of relapse and remission, so regular doctor visits and follow-up monitoring are recommended. Proper treatment and ongoing medical care can improve the quality of life and prognosis for people with vasculitis.

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