By: Poelano Malema
Penny Lebyane has opened up about suffering with a condition called umbilical hernia.
The condition causes a soft swelling or bulge near the navel, making it difficult to have a flat stomach.
The media personality says she has been struggling for years to make her tummy flat, but without any luck.
“Sadly with all that hard work at the gym l have finally got to learn why my tummy won’t get flat, actually I’m told the more l do the stomach exercise it will get worse my doctor says. I have an #umblicalHernia which will need repairing,” wrote Lebyane.
The star says she struggled for years without knowing her condition.
“I used to tease that l need tummy tuck well it looks like l was right something needs to be tucked back in, I just didn’t know until recently l did everything to understand why the middle part of my tummy/my core just doesn’t get stronger no matter what l do. I changed my eating, went on a gut healing journey wt @the_dripbar gut coach because l understood the impact of #depression, #anxiety and #stress on ones #guthealth. I did gut cleansing, totally removed red meat from my diet still nothing changed. Considered #fatfreeze they refused to give me one cos of the suspected #Hernia l did more research and consulting even for a #tummytuck #liposuction everyone said you need to check your #Hernia,” she wrote.
“Well it’s confirmed l have #umbilicalhernia a birth defect that many live with unknowingly and don’t even know it can be fixed,” she added.
The ‘Kukithi La’ presenter says she wishes she found out earlier about her condition so she would have avoided being hard on herself.
“The thought of how l was so hard on my self about not being able to breath in and hold my tummy in for years, I wish l knew earlier but it’s never too late. Anyway it could have been worse. Looking at the best way to manage the next phase of this journey,” she wrote.
See her post below:
Image courtesy of Instagram/ @Pennylebyane