The 38-year-old reality star/mogul/wife and mother revealed she was having some worrying symptoms. I feel this, like, in my bones. "My hands are numb".
First was Alice Marie Johnson, the woman Kim helped free from incarceration last year after she served 21 years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. "It's starting to really worry me".
Meanwhile, Kim said she would be finding out the test results later. "It's so scary. So I have to go to the doctor and see what's going on because I can't live like this". Or at least that's what her medical tests suggest.
"Your antibodies are positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis", Wallace told her, before adding the positive did not conclusively mean she had developed the disease, adding: "Sometimes you can get false positives in these screenings".
"Auto-immune issues are really scary", Kardashian West told Guthrie and Kotb.
Rheumatoid arthritis also is an autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of a person's joints and can lead to painful swelling, according to the Mayo Clinic. In the U.S. alone, about 1.5 million people have rheumatoid arthritis, per the Arthritis Foundation.
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Kendrick also notes that it's important to remember the symptoms Kardashian West describes could be present with many different illnesses, so it's important to have a full evaluation by a health care provider that includes discussing your family history and a thorough physical exam.
Neither lupus nor rheumatoid arthritis can be diagnosed with a single blood test. "I feel like they all love each other". "I definitely think that we should get some injections in there", Dr. Jason Diamond told Kourtney. Basically, they work to protect our bodies from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. While common, lupus is hard to diagnose because numerous symptoms - joint pain, fever, fatigue, rashes - are also seen in other health problems, and the symptoms differ from person to person. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but new types of medications have improved treatment options dramatically.
Still, doctors will have to further investigate to figure out what's causing Kim's symptoms.
"I unfortunately had to be put on medication to stop the symptoms, I tried everything natural for the longest time and we chose the best route for me so luckily right now everything is under control", she shared.
The doctor visit took place before her surrogate gave birth to her fourth child, Psalm, and Kim said during her confessional that she was "freaking out" because she had a baby on the way and she had law school.
Kim Kardashian West has tested positive for Lupus antibodies.
Kim has often shared her health struggles with her fans, including her struggle with psoriasis and her hard pregnancies.