Inside Savannah Chrisley's Health Struggles

Savannah Chrisley has opened up about her personal struggles with endometriosis. The Chrisley Knows Best star took to Instagram on August 17, 2020 to discuss her health challenges. In what she described as a "vulnerable moment," Chrisley shared a photo of her holding a packet of information labeled, "CENTER FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS CARE" and a caption that read, "I haven't talked about this much because honestly...I have struggled BIG TIME. I'm insanely self-conscious and just feel like my body has given up on me," she revealed. "I was diagnosed with Endometriosis when I was 18 and it's been quite the struggle."

"The pain at times is unbearable and the toll it takes on my emotional/psychological health is pretty rough at times," she confessed, noting that she would undergo a third surgery to treat her condition.  

Why is the reality star ready to share such personal health information with her fans now? Keep reading to learn more.

Savannah Chrisley struggles with the 'pressure to be perfect'

In an interview with People in July 2020, Savannah Chrisley spoke candidly about the untold truth of filming Chrisley Knows Best. "Growing up on TV, a lot of people think oh that's amazing but for me I know there was a lot of pressure to be perfect and to know that mothers are allowing their daughters to follow me on social media and look up to me," she said. "I've put a lot of pressure on myself in order to live this perfect life and not disappoint people." 

Chrisley also revealed that therapy has been an integral part of overcoming her anxiety. "Right now, I'm at a place where I want to live my life for myself and not be so fixated on what people think. Opinions hurt. I see them and sometimes they hit close to home. You have to have that healthy balance, and for me I am a huge advocate for therapy. I think it takes a lot of strength to go and talk to someone, and that's been my saving grace throughout this whole thing." She said that her reality TV lifestyle "has had it's pros and cons, but overall it's given us a platform to help others and meet a lot of people. I don't think we can complain too much."

Best wishes to Savannah for a smooth surgery and speedy recovery! Something tells us papa bear Todd Chrisley will be there to take care of her every step of the way!

Savannah Chrisley is considering freezing her eggs

Savannah Chrisley's struggles with endometriosis have compelled her to start reexamining her future plans, and she said Chrisley Knows Best viewers will be able to witness her health journey. She even filmed a visit to a doctor's office to discuss her options for having kids of her own. "I always thought I'd be a young mom, so we definitely do go in and do the talks of potentially freezing my eggs and just all the different options that there are," she told Life & Style. 

While this is a very personal matter, Savannah told Entertainment Tonight that she's ready to open up to her followers. "Our whole philosophy is kind of, if we can share something that we're going through in order to help others, then that's what we're going to do." she said in July 2020. "I turned 23 in August, but I have a doctor telling me, 'Alright, you need to finish having kids by the time you're 30.' So I'm like, well if I want to have four kids I better start now, and so that's not happening."

When it comes to discussing major struggles on her family's reality show, Savannah seems to maintain a healthy perspective. "We go into some real-life issues," she told ET, "...but at the end of the day we find some way to laugh through them, cry through them. It doesn't always have to be negative. Like I said, it's all about your mindset."

She has struggled with her weight because of endometriosis

Savannah Chrisley said her struggles pertaining to endometriosis extend beyond just the disorder itself. The medication to treat the symptoms can also prove problematic.

"I gained about 30 pounds within the six months," she told Life & StyleThe Chrisley Knows Best cast member admitted "it was hard," but that didn't stop her from trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. "I would work out like crazy and try to eat right but there was nothing I could do to control it," she said. According to the Daily Mail, Savannah posted a picture of herself online and wrote: "Fun fact: This photo was taken when I had an IUD and was on a medication at the highest dosage for six months... and gained 30/40 pounds... #EndoSucks." Eventually, Chrisley said she began following the South Beach Diet, which "truly helped me get back to where I was and where I feel comfortable." 

Even though Chrisley has been very honest about her struggles to feel and look her best, her openness when it comes to sharing these difficulties is something that can hopefully help other women going through their own challenges.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, or call the National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).