Kim Kardashian West reveals the result of her lupus tests
It’s a mix of good and bad news.
In Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian reveals she has the results of her ultrasound tests from her doctors.
A previous test has shown the reality star tested positive to lupus antibodies. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own tissues. According to Mayo Clinic, “Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.”
So Kim scheduled an appointment with her doctors to find out what exactly is going on. Obviously, some tests were carried out and the results are mixed – some good and some bad.
Let’s start with the good news.
She has neither lupus nor rheumatoid arthritis, another incurable autoimmune disorder that also causes chronic pain and inflammation.
And the bad news?
Kim Kardashian tested positive to psoriatic arthritis, also an incurable, inflammatory condition. The condition is said to be common in people like Kardashian West with psoriasis on their skin. However, it is more manageable, with milder flares of joint pain, stiffness and swelling.
“I’m so relieved,” Kim says in the episode. “The pain is going to come and go sometimes but I can manage it and this is not going to stop me.”
Meanwhile, Kim is now on medication for the treatment of her psoriatic arthritis.
Kardashian West told Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Today that the uncertainty of her diagnosis was tough to handle.
“Autoimmune issues are really scary,” she says. “When you get a diagnosis, and I didn’t realize I was one of those people, but before I knew what it was, when it was really up in the air, you get in your head and you think of every worst possibility of what’s gonna happen and how you’re gonna live your life.”
Here is the highlight of the episode: