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Teen beauty queen's body thinks all food is poison because of rare incurable condition

Thursday, April 25, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Rachel McMenemy

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk, 4/13/19

 

A teenager whose body believes everything she eats is poisonous had to be fed through a tube at 13.

Aimee-lea Smith suffers from the incredibly rare condition Eosinophilic esophagitis - a condition which means every time she eats, cells in her oesophagus react as if food is toxic.

Her body revolts against the food causing chronic acid reflux, vomiting and a choking sensation every time the 16-year-old eats.

At one point the acid reflux became so bad that the Knowsley teen had to be fed through a tube to give her oesophagus time to heal.

 

Click here to read more about Aimee-lea.


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