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Fitness trainer and mum-of-one, Tiff Hall has taken to Instagram to reveal she’s been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and POTS, which the 36-year-old describes as “a blood pressure condition which in my case is genetic”.
Tiff, who shares three-year-old son, Arnold, with her husband, comedian and radio host, Ed Kavalee, took to Instagram to share her diagnosis with her followers.
“Okay, deep breath. I’ve decided to share something very personal with you today,” she begins.
“For some time now I’ve been battling a little with my health. A lot actually. After a gazillion tests to figure out what could be wrong, I’ve recently been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and POTS – a blood pressure condition which in my case is genetic.”
The founder and CEO of online fitness program, TiffXO goes on to explain that she will be taking a break to focus on her health.
“This has been hard to accept and honestly, has felt like rock bottom at times. While I’m staying positive, recovery is tough and will mean taking a break for a little while to get well again. This is one of the hardest decisions, but I have to practise what I teach. For now, I’m prioritising recovery and family, and hopefully will be back in no time 💫
“So what does this mean? My TIFFXO community pop-ins may be less frequent, and I may be a little more absent from social than usual, but nothing changes for TIFFXO! Coaching you is a great privilege that I never take for granted, so TIFFXO will keep kicking with fun new workouts I shot recently hitting the planner soon (perfect timing!), fabulous trainers (another newbie on the way), and Team Tiff standing by.”
Tiff Hall has revealed she has been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and POTS.
Determined to remain positive, Tiff says she’s looking forward to regaining her strength.
“Sure, 2021 has had a bit of the 2020’s about it for me so far, but I’m looking forward to getting on top of this and being able to give 110% again. The second picture above is when I felt at my strongest. I’m posting it today as inspiration for myself to feel strong again and get back to filming fun workouts for you.”
Tiff finishes the post, writing:
“It’s been my life’s mission to empower women, so I hope that by sharing this I can inspire others facing any kind of struggle, big or small, to stay strong and count their rainbows, not their thunderstorms 🌈.”
Tiff shared some images of herself at her strongest, writing: “I’m posting it today as inspiration for myself to feel strong again.”
Tiff’s post received an outpouring of get well wishes from friends and followers.
“Sending lots of love beautiful xxx,” writes radio and television host, Erin Molan.
“Take all the time you need legend. You got this,” added comedian, Dave Hughes.
Tiff holidaying with her husband and son, Arnold over summer.
Thanking everyone for their support and asking for advice on beating CFS, Tiff shared a message to Instagram Stories, alongside an image of herself resting in bed. She wrote:
“I really appreciate all your love and support… Anyone who has been through CFS or lives with POTS knows it’s a confusing lonely ride so if you’ve had CFS and recovered (partially or full) please DM me what worked for you. It would be a massive help Xxxx”
Tiff thanked her followers for their love and support.
What is chronic fatigue syndrome? According to Health Direct, “Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a chronic and disabling illness which causes extreme fatigue that cannot be explained by any other medical condition. If you have ME/CFS you are likely to feel very tired, very often, even if you have not been active.
“The most common symptom is ongoing, unexplained overwhelming tiredness or fatigue (often described as flu-like symptoms) which worsens after exercise or mental effort.”
According to the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is “a condition characterized by too little blood returning to the heart when moving from a lying down to a standing up position (orthostatic intolerance). Orthostatic Intolerance causes lightheadedness or fainting that can be eased by lying back down. In people with POTS, these symptoms are also accompanied by a rapid increase in heart rate.”