Kim Kardashian distraught as she tests positive for lupus

Kim Kardashian distraught as she tests positive for lupus

He told her that that her antibodies tested positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, however, it is possible to get false positives in initial screenings.

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

Let's make this clear from the get-go: Just because Kim's "antibodies are positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis", doesn't mean she has either disease, Sara Tedeschi, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, tells Health.

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"We're going to talk about it next Sunday, but I was able to find an wonderful doctor, Doctor Wallace, and we figured out what the problem is", she shared on Tuesday's Today. The 38-year-old said that health issues can really scare you when you start to think about how much they can change your life. "I feel this, like, in my bones", said Kardashian in a scene from the September 8th premiere episode.

"Sometimes I'm self-conscious about my broad shoulders", she says.


"Lately, my wrists are starting to hurt again but it's definitely a different feeling", she said during the episode. "I feel really calm and zen".

Kim - who shares North, six, Saint, Chicago, 19 months, and Psalm, three months, with husband Kanye West - Googled her symptoms and chose to visit Beverly Hills rheumatologist, Dr. Daniel. "I got myself out of it, but it was really scary to have to go through that".

According to the Mayo Clinic, lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when a person's body's immune system attacks their tissues and organs, causing inflammation can affect different body systems.


Kardashian West has often shared her health struggles with her fans, including her struggle with psoriasis and her hard pregnancies.

Rheumatoid arthritis is also an autoimmune disease and has similar symptoms like fatigue or fever, but must include pain and stiffness in multiple joints. There is no cure for lupus, only treatments like courses of steroids to reduce the symptoms. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but new types of medications have improved treatment options dramatically. "You do get into a little depression for a minute".


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