Published: Wed, September 11, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Does Kim Kardashian have lupus? Reality stars antibodies test positive

Does Kim Kardashian have lupus? Reality stars antibodies test positive

Her doctor called with the news that her blood tests revealed antibodies associated with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which left Kardashian West in tears.

"We figured out what the problem is, and I unfortunately had to get put on medication to stop the symptoms ... luckily, right now everything is under control, but autoimmune issues are really scary". "I think you probably need two or three series, maybe once a month for the next three months and I think you'll be fine".

"Lately, my wrists have started to hurt again, but it's definitely a different feeling than before".

"I feel like having four is so much more zen", she told ET. "We're here in NY, it's Fashion Week and I have a test coming up, so I have to stay in and I have to study", she said.

What's going on with Kim Kardashian West's health? "I swear it's from my ponytail, it was so tight that I had a bump on my head like this", she said.

"I feel this in my bones".

"I've been feeling so exhausted, so nauseous and my hands are really getting swollen", she said.

"We're going to talk about it next Sunday, but I was able to find an fantastic doctor, Doctor Wallace, and we figured out what the problem is", she shared on Tuesday's Today. "It's so scary. I have to go to the doctor and see what's going on because I can't live like this".

"Thinking about the pain in my hands and what it could be is really scary and can get you in a scary head space".

As highlighted in the episode and by Kendrick, diagnosing autoimmune diseases can be tough and usually requires more testing after the first antibody tests to narrow down the correct disease. It can lead to inflammation in tissues and organs.

There is no cure for lupus, but with medication, it can be managed in most cases.

Singer Selena Gomez even had to get a kidney transplant due to the illness.

Meanwhile, Kim had previously confessed she was "embarrassingly obsessed" with fame when she was younger but she says that focus has "shifted" now and she doesn't "regret" anything from the past.

Kim's hair was in stark contrast to her usual styles, which often comprise of tumbling lengths however her penchant for wigs means her choppy locks may be temporary. Nick Cannon, Seal, Trick Daddy, and Kristen Johnston all struggle with lupus as well.

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