Popular Action Star Jet Li Diagnosed With An Overactive Thyroid

Jet Li says he’s being treated for an overactive thyroid, but he’s determined to fight the condition head-on. The 50-year-old Li recently appeared to have a fuller face and heavier frame.

He said his weight has fluctuated but he’s taking it all in stride. Li joked about his weight gain and said “I’m fat, I don’t have the time to lose it. It’s a fact!”

He explained that exercise is not advised with the medication he’s taking. An overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, causes changes in a person’s metabolism and heart rate, among other symptoms, but is generally treatable with medications.

Li was diagnosed in 2010. He kept his condition under control with medication, but it came back with a vengeance recently. “I’m in pain, but I’m not suffering. I’m happy,” he said.

posted by Daniel chinex

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