It's no secret that the Modern Family star has been dealing with health issues for a while now. Sarah Hyland has been open about her battle with Kidney Dysplasia and how it has affected her body, health and mind.
Kidney Dysplasia, sometimes called multicystic dysplastic kidney, is a condition that happens in the womb when one or both of a baby’s kidneys don’t develop properly, and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) grow in place of normal tissue.
In addition to pain and fatigue, the symptoms and complications of kidney dysplasia may include urinary tract problems, high blood pressure, and a slightly increased risk of kidney cancer. As well as chronic kidney disease or kidney failure, which can eventually lead to dialysis treatments or a transplant.
Sarah admits that she has been fighting kidney dysplasia all of her life, but recently she's been subject to severe scrutiny.
In May 2012, Sarah revealed that she had a kidney transplant because of her illness. She admitted that her father donated her his kidney and that her boyfriend at the time had to help her with constant injections.
A few years later in 2015, Sarah told Seventeen magazine that even though she was dealing with her disease, she wasn't going to let it stop her from living an extraordinary life.
In May 2017, Sarah wrote a long Twitter post explaining that she was not anorexic or in control of her body. She had lost a lot of weight and she finally revealed that she had been on bed rest for months!
She went on to explain that online bullies telling her to go "eat a burger" was not helping her situation. She even stated that she didn't mind when people said she looked pregnant or fat because she knew that her face was swollen from the life-saving medication she was taking at the time.
In December 2017, Sarah wasn't able to get her prescription, so she posted about her struggle on Twitter, claiming that if she didn't get her medicine soon, her condition could worsen into pyelonephritis.
Luckily, CVS saw her message and swiftly resolved the situation.
Back in February, Sarah revealed that she only weighs 87 pounds! She also noted that she was desperate to get cleared for weight training. She really wants to get back into the gym.
*May 4th 2:45 pm EST - the article has been updated to include more information on Kidney Dysplasia.