Kim Kardashian gets emotional after testing positive for lupus

Kim Kardashian gets emotional after testing positive for lupus

In what played out on Sunday's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", the reality star and aspiring lawyer got some blood work done and got a positive test for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis antibodies.

In the season 17 premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim is brought to tears as she receives the news.

What are the symptoms of lupus? "In addition to swollen joints, you'd have fevers, rashes, mouth sores, be really exhausted". Most of the above symptoms can be signs of conditions other than lupus, but if you frequently suffer from the above, see your GP for tests. Lupus can affect several different parts of the body and when internal organs such as the heart, lungs, brain or kidneys are involved, it can be much more serious. I feel this, like, in my bones, ' she reportedly said. "I didn't realize I would be one of those people, but before I knew what it was and it was up in the air, you get in your head and you think of every worst possibility of what's going to happen and how you're going to live your life", she explained.

"Lately, my wrists have started to hurt again, but it's definitely a different feeling than before". "Based on the symptoms, it looks like I have rheumatoid arthritis".

The most common symptoms of the disease are joint pains, skin rashes and extreme fatigue.

Fans were shocked when Kim Kardashian revealed she tested positive for Lupus antibodies on this week's 'KUWTK, ' and during a September 10 appearance, she gave an update regarding where she's at with her health. "I swear it's from my ponytail, it was so tight that I had a bump on my head like this", she said. At the time, she was expecting baby number four, as well as attending law school - something she recently opened up about in her cover story for Vogue Arabia. "I got myself out of it, but it was really scary to have to go through that".

Sometimes, however, these antibodies can form to attack normal, healthy cells-as is the case with autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis-Brad Rovin, MD, director of the division of nephrology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center tells Health.

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

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