Kim Kardashian Tests Positive for Autoimmune Condition Lupus

by Hannah Joy on  September 11, 2019 at 10:35 AM Celebrity Health News
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Kim Kardashian who is a reality TV star was recently tested positive for lupus antibodies and rheumatoid arthritis.

The star was already suffering from a few painful physical symptoms including swollen joints, headaches, fatigue after which she decided to undergo a blood test.
Kim Kardashian Tests Positive for Autoimmune Condition Lupus
Kim Kardashian Tests Positive for Autoimmune Condition Lupus

Daniel Wallace, who's Kim's doctor called her for revealing the results of her blood test and said, "Your antibodies are positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis."

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The tensed star, who was with Khloe Kardashian, thereafter called her other sister Kylie Jenner and mother Kris Jenner saying, "I'm freaking out.

Post the results Wallace went on to list a handful of the illnesses' corresponding side effects, joint pain, and exhaustion that she is suffering from. Still, he made sure to remind her that these test results alone don't necessarily confirm the actual presence of either disease.

Wallace said: "Sometimes you can get false positives in these screenings," and they scheduled a follow-up appointment.

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a complex disease, the cause of which is unknown. The body forms antibodies against its own tissues. The antibodies attach to certain protein molecules resulting in immune complexes which contribute to inflammation and tissue injury in different parts of the body.

Over the years, there have been major advancements in our understanding of lupus. However, there is still a need to bridge the gap between treatment and research in order to generate new data for finding a possible cure that will provide solace and hope to lupus patients and their families.



Source: Medindia

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