She-Hulk's Jameela Jamil opens up about her battle with rare tissue disorder

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She-Hulk star Jameela Jamil has opened up about her battle with a rare genetic disorder.

The actress posted a video of herself on Instagram showing off the "elasticity" in her face on Tuesday (December 27).

She revealed that it's a symptom of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which she inherited.

"Hi look at this, Jesus Christ! This is not an app or filter. It is my face, look at how elastic that is," said the star.

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"The reason it is so elastic is because I have EDS, I have HEDS three, the H because I am so hypermobile."

She continued to explain how the syndrome impacts her body, saying: "The joints, nothing bends the right way, everything bends the wrong way. I want to talk about it despite the fact people like to make fun of me because of my health.

"It is a serious condition and affects every part of your body and your mind and it is a dangerous thing to have if you don’t know you have it.

"The way it affects bruising, bleeding, healing if you want to have a baby… I don’t drink, smoke, do drugs," she added.

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The Good Place actress went on to encourage those suffering with similar symptoms to visit their GP and get themselves checked out.

"I am worried at the fact I am disadvantaged with my health; it means you dislocate; your teeth are harder to work on, your struggles with migraines, random allergies. I am not a doctor but that’s why I want you to go to a doctor."

She added that not ignoring the symptoms could end up saving someone's life, and said it's crucial for people to listen to their own bodies.

"If you’re struggling with your joints and accidents all the time, please look at the symptoms. It really can save your life. The people who have it really look well. I love you, I’m with you, go get checked!"

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is streaming on Disney+.

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