Kajal Aggarwal recently took to social media to speak up about suffering from a disease. In a long post on Instagram, the actress revealed that she was diagnosed with bronchial asthma at the age of five. She wrote in detail of how difficult it was for her to go through it at such a young age.

Talking about being diagnosed and having to undergo dietary restriction at a young age, “At the age of five, I was diagnosed with bronchial Asthma, the first thing I remember was having major dietary restrictions. Imagine a kid who had to steer clear of dairy and chocolate. And it’s not like it got any easier as I grew up. Every travel, winter, or every time I was exposed to any sort of dust or smoke, something that’s prevalent in our country, my symptoms flared up. In order to deal with such things in the best possible way, I started using inhalers. And I noticed a change almost instantly.”

The actress said that she stills gets judgemental looks but encourages all those who need to use inhalers. “Now it’s the one thing that I make sure to always carry with me. Sure I get the odd question, or a judgemental look every now and then. And while it does not bother me, there are millions of people in our country who need inhalers, but choose not to use them because of this very problem – social stigma,” she wrote adding that there is nothing to be ashamed of while using an inhaler.

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