Victoria Justice, the former Nickelodeon star, has opened up about her struggle with Hashimoto’s disease, a thyroid autoimmune disorder.

Victoria Justice Reveals Disorder

The disease can lead to an underactive thyroid gland and affect the metabolism, which ultimately results in acne and weight fluctuations on the exterior of the body. “At first, I was losing a lot of weight, then I went on tour and I started gaining weight, and it was the most I’d ever gained in my life,” she told Health Magazine, “I was, like, 115 pounds. Then when I filmed a movie last summer, I actually went under 100 pounds.” The acne that she suffered “definitely did affect my confidence, and it made me a little bit more self-conscious.” Justice still has the disorder today but the symptoms have lessened and she no longer needs medicine. She practices a daily exercise routine that includes meditation, workout routines and even twerking classes.

Justice starred on the Nickelodeon shows Zoey 101 and Victorious. Her recent film features include  Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List and The Outskirts. She is also a touring singer who has done two full tours since 2010.

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