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Chrissy Teigen says her lip is 'about to explode' in reaction to altitude sickness

TV personality Chrissy Teigen says her lower lip is swollen due to angioedema, a type of allergic reaction, that can be caused by altitude sickness.
/ Source: TODAY

Chrissy Teigen is not having a good weekend.

The "Bring the Funny" star shared on Twitter that her lower lip is extremely swollen due to angioedema, an allergic reaction that can be caused by altitude sickness.

"did you know angioedema can be triggered from altitude sickness?" Teigen tweeted Saturday. "learn something new every day! my lip about to explode. goodbye world"

Teigen is in Utah to celebrate the wedding of her friends Meghan Mackenzie and Luke Dillon and jokingly blamed her birth state saying that Utah "has chosen to poison me with terrible altitude sickness."

"It’s so big it’s shiny and hard like glass," Teigen described her swollen lip.

"Angioedema is a deep swelling of the tissues of the body, often due to fluid accumulating and causing expansion of areas such as our lips, eyes, tongues," Ryan Steele, DO, a board-certified allergist-immunologist and internist told TODAY.

"We often think of this as being caused by an allergic reaction to a food, bee sting or medication but there are lots of non-allergic causes as well including physical causes such as trauma and environmental changes.

"In the case of high altitudes, our body makes adjustments in response to decreased air pressure and tries to hold onto more water, some of which can accumulate in our tissue such as our lips, causing angioedema. It’s important to monitor for additional symptoms, as this can be indicative of more serious condition such as acute mountain sickness," Steele said.

"this is premeditated murder if you ask me," Teigen wrote alongside a video on Saturday.

"Luke, Meghan ... why have you chosen to get married in a place that would try to destroy me?" Teigen asked, looking forlornly at the camera with a puffy pucker.

Teigen is usually quick to clap back when someone insults her appearance on social media, like when an Instagram follower recently commented on what she thought looked like a baby bump. This time around, Teigen is the one inviting commentary as she turned to her followers for help and sympathy.

We hope Teigen feels better soon!