We’re still torn up about Selena Gomez being forced to call off her ‘Revival Tour,’ and we can’t help but wonder if her lupus diagnosis means that she will really never be able to tour again. A doctor tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY what to expect.
“Selena Gomez, 23, can go back on tour but it depends on the severity of her lupus,”Dr. Bruce Lee, M.D. tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY after Selly revealed that she was cancelling the rest of her Revival Tour. “Lupus comes and goes. It may be more serious at certain times which is called a flare, and it may be less serious at times which is called a remission.”
“So what she has to do is follow her doctor’s orders and take the medications as required,” Dr. Lee continued. “Selena needs tools to reduce anxiety, panic attacks and depression. She could go under the care of a therapist and a psychiatrist to help manage these issues. She would benefit from a healthy lifestyle, by getting enough rest, exercise, yoga, and a good diet. She could also take antidepressants such as Zoloft and Prestiq.”
However, taking medication might not be enough to get through the tour, because they cause many of the issues that made her cancel it in the first place. “There are different types of medications someone with lupus can be treated with,” Dr. Lee continued. “However, steroids are the most common medication used. Selena may be treated with steroids, however they have a lot of side effects such as weight gain, swelling, mood changes, difficulty sleeping, infections and weakening of the bone. Steroids can also cause depression and anxiety.” We hope she feels better soon!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Dr. Lee’s advice for Selena? Share your thoughts with us!