Lifestyle Health Wendy Williams Shares Photo of Herself Receiving Lymphedema Treatment: '45 Min Every Day' Wendy Williams revealed at the beginning of July that she had been diagnosed with lymphedema By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 16, 2019 06:39 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Teresa Kroeger/Getty Wendy Williams is showing fans what her new reality looks like after being diagnosed with lymphedema earlier this month. On Tuesday, the talk show host, 54, shared a photo of herself receiving her daily 45-minute treatment for the chronic condition as she lounged on a couch in a yellow robe. While gazing out the window with her blonde hair covering her face, Williams wore thigh-high compression wraps on her legs and sat beside the large Flexitouch device with tubes used to stimulate the lymphatic system. “Just Wendy with lymphedema machine. 45min every day. #lymphedema #flexitouch #gethelp,” she captioned the photo on Instagram. Wendy Williams Reveals She Has Been Diagnosed with Lymphedema: ‘It’s Not Going to Kill Me’ According to the Mayo Clinic, lymphedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling, usually in the arms or legs, when someone’s lymphatic system is compromised — such as when lymph nodes are damaged or removed, which can cause a blockage that creates the swelling. As of right now, there is no cure, but can be managed with early diagnosis. The photo comes just one week after the star, who previously took a lengthy hiatus due to health concerns, revealed on The Wendy Williams show that she had been diagnosed with lymphedema. Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Wendy Williams Suffers from Thyroid Issues & Graves’ Disease, Will Take 3-Week Hiatus While talking about paparazzi shots that showed her swollen ankles on the July 8 show, Williams explained the reason behind their puffiness was due to her new health condition. “Lymphedema, by the way, I’ve been diagnosed,” she told the audience. “It’s not going to kill me, but I do have a machine — and how dare you talk about the swelling of it all.” Williams reassured her fans that she was doing alright despite the new diagnosis and even joked that the machine that helps alleviate her swelling is a huge hit at parties. “I’ve got it under control. If [the swelling] in my feet never goes all the way down, at least I have this machine,” she explained. “I sit for 45 minutes a day. It’s the best party entertainer ever. Everybody [that] comes over wants to do it.” RELATED VIDEO: Police Conducted a Welfare Check on Wendy Williams Over Claim Husband Kevin Hunter Poisoned Her The television personality recently returned to her hosting position in March, after taking a break to focus on her hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease. In February, she announced that she was diagnosed with Graves’, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid, in addition to thyroid issues of which she was previously aware. “Graves’ disease squeezes the muscles behind the eyeballs,” she explained at the time, adding that it has made her eyeballs twitch. Upon learning of her Graves’ diagnosis, she spent a month away on doctor’s orders, and the show produced original episodes with a variety of hosts serving in her absence, including Nick Cannon, Michael Rapaport and Jerry O’Connell.