Kim Kardashian Tests Positive for ‘Lupus’ – Everything You Should Know About The Disease

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Kim Kardashian broke down in the season premiere of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’. While this event was terribly surprising, the reason for the same was revealed Kim Kardashian. She tested positive for an autoimmune disease called ‘Lupus’.

What is Lupus? 

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the human body’s immune system attacks its own organs and tissues. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.

The disease is not a widespread one but the Lupus Foundation of America reports that 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with Lupus.

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Will Kim Kardashian Recover From Lupus?

Though fatality is unlikely with Lupus, patients with Lupus have died at a young age primarily due to kidney failure. While there’s no cure for lupus, current treatments focus on improving quality of life through controlling symptoms and minimising flare-ups. Hence, there is no possibility of Kim Kardashian getting rid of lupus at least in the near future.

 

“Lately, my wrists have started to hurt again, but it’s definitely a different feeling than before. I feel this, like, in my bones,” “I just am, like, freaking out… It just really can scare you when you start really thinking about how much this is gonna really change my life.”

Khloe Kardashian accompanied Kim to the clinic when the announcement of her illness was made.

“The worst-case scenario is that this is the start of a systemic process, rheumatoid arthritis. But until I see some of your blood work, I won’t really know,” were the words of the doctor which shattered Kim Kardashian and her sister Khloe.

Kim Kardashian is a celebrated Hollywood celebrity and a mother of four kids. Her symptoms of lupus are already evident as she complains of joint aches, fatigue and headaches.

“You really do get in your head and think about the worst possible things that can happen,” Kim Kardashian shared her grief on the episode. “So, for the next few days, it’s gonna be really like hell living, wondering what I have, what’s going on, and how to fix this.”

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