Kim Kardashian Tested Positive for Lupus Antibodies; Other Health Conditions the Reality TV Star Has Battled

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Kim Kardashian West opened up about fearing she may have lupus in the newest season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She experienced pain in her hands and was afraid of what her results might say. To everyone’s disappointment, Kim tested positive for lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that makes the body’s immunity system attack certain cells and parts. Kim has been battling psoriasis since she was 30 and now she finds out she has lupus. Kim Kardashian West has also suffered from Pre-eclampsia during her pregnancies. After Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian Tests Positive for Lupus; Everything About the Autoimmune Condition.

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Kim Kardashian has always been vocal about her health conditions and wants her fans to know about everything going on with her. She went through a lot during her pregnancies and let the entire world know. She had pre-eclampsia and Placenta accreta. What are these and how is it caused? Know more about all three health conditions Kim Kardashian is facing. Kim Kardashian Talks About Her Body Image Issues And The Moments That Broke Her Soul.

What Is Pre-Eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia or formerly known as toxemia, is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. It’s marked by high blood pressure in women during their pregnancy. The urine has high content of fibre. Usually, it develops later during the pregnancy but can happen any time during the course. If it goes untreated or unattended, it can lead to severe complications for the mother and child, both. Pre-eclampsia causes swollen feet, legs and arms. There is no way to cure it yet. Only option left is delivery.

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What Is Placenta Accreta?

Placenta Accreta is when the placenta grows way too deep into the uterine wall. Usually, the placenta detaches itself from the uterus after childbirth but in placenta accreta, a part of it is still attached. This can cause excessive blood loss. The only symptom for this is bleeding in the third trimester, which does not always happen. A woman needs a C section after delivery to get rid of placenta accreta.

What Is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is another autoimmune disease. It attacks the skin and starts reproducing skin cells at an abnormally fast rate. This starts as a regular rash on the skin. It’s the most common on the scalp, elbows and knees.

Researchers have not yet found a cause for any of these. All these can happen to any person and the reason remains unknown. Some believe it could be due to genetics or poor health and hygiene.