Zhalay Sarhadi reveals about dealing with ‘miscarriages’ and a hypothyroid diagnosis

Health Concerns

Zhalay Sarhadi in a recent interview with Mathira, opened up about her physical health and how society constantly criticises women for various aspects. The actor said that people often ask intrusive and unnecessary questions. “When I tell people that I have a daughter, they ask me why I don’t have more children. How am I supposed to explain to them that I’ve had three really bad miscarriages in my life, due to which I have hypothyroid and they were not because I diet or exercise, they just happened to me,” she said. “While shooting for Jalaibee, I got to know that I was pregnant and later I had a miscarriage. I started gaining a lot of weight after that so I got it checked and found out that I have hypothyroid.” She added that women are criticised over anything and everything, be it gaining or losing weight, skin colour or their features. Talking about how society makes everything a taboo, Sarhadi said, “When you stop and think everything is taboo, we aren’t able to find solutions. Going to a psychologist or psychiatrist is a taboo. Your mental health is as important as your physical health and for your physical health you need a doctor, similarly, for your mental health you have other specialists like psychologists and psychiatrists that you need to go to. I have been to a psychiatrist.”