Kim Kardashian breaks down as doctor tells her she has lupus and rheumatoid arthritis after she complained of fatigue
The reality TV star, who suffers from autoimmune condition psoriasis, broke down during the premiere of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ season 17
Kim Kardashian broke down during the Sunday night premiere of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' after she was told by her doctor that she had tested positive for autoimmune condition lupus as well as rheumatoid arthritis.
The reality television star who suffers from autoimmune condition psoriasis had complained of aching, swollen joints and fatigue and was worried about her law studies and the birth of her fourth child who was due at the time of filming. Baby boy Psalm was born on May 10, 2019.
"Lately, my wrists have started to hurt again, but it’s definitely a different feeling than before. I feel this, like, in my bones," Kardashian said during the premiere of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ season 17. "I just am, like, freaking out. I have a baby on the way, I have law school. It just really can scare you when you start really thinking about how much this is gonna really change my life."
The celebrity subsequently underwent tests and tested positive for lupus antibodies and rheumatoid arthritis, with the latter affecting her joints, causing pain, throbbing, swelling, and stiffness. The shocking news left Kardashian in tears after she received a call from Dr Daniel Wallace who reveled her results.
"Your antibodies are positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis," the doctor told Kardashian, adding that the results do not conclusively mean she had the disease. "Sometimes you can get false positives in these screenings."
Kardashian, before the results were revealed, admitted that she was "freaking out" while her mother Kris Jenner and sisters Khloe and Kylie attempted to comfort her.
Kylie told her sister: "You don’t know. The scariest part is you just don’t know." Kardashian then said she'd soon find the results, with her mom urging the group to be "really positive until we get some results."
"You know, you really do get in your head and think about the worst possible things that can happen," Kim admitted. "So, for the next few days, it’s gonna be really hell…living, wondering what I have, what’s going on and how to fix this."
Lupus is a long-term autoimmune condition that causes inflammation to the joints, skin and other organs. Although there is no cure for the disease, its symptoms can be managed if treatment starts early on.