Kim Kardashian Tests Positive For Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis in KUWK Premiere


Kim Kardashian's scary health battle began playing out on the season 17 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

"I was so anxious to just figure out what was wrong #KUWTK", she added.

Kim Kardashian has tested positive for the autoimmune disease lupus following a preliminary examination. Or at least that's what her medical tests suggest.

"So, for the next few days, it's gonna be really, wondering what I have, what's going on and how to fix this".

The 38-year-old star's doctor then ordered some more tests to determine for sure whether she has Lupus and she was hoping to get the results at a later date.

The doctor made a decision to order ultrasound scans on Kim's hands and joints to get more information about what she is truly facing, however they did not reveal his diagnosis during the premiere.

Later in the episode, Kardashian's doctor called to tell her the results from her blood test. Kardashian was devastated to learn that her antibodies tested positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

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"I have a baby on the way, I have law school", Kardashian West said. "That's the scariest part, is you just don't know".

Talking to Kanye West, who interviewed her for the September issue, she said, "There is a misconception that I don't actually have to study and that I've bought my way into getting a law degree - that's absolutely not true".

"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.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation in various tissues and organs.

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

"Auto-immune issues are really scary", Kardashian West told Guthrie and Kotb. "When you get a diagnosis - I didn't realize I would be one of those people - but before I knew what it was, when it's really up in the air, you get in your head and you think of every worse possibility of what's going to happen and how you're going to live your life". Thinking about the pain in my hands and what it could be is really scary and can get you in a scary headspace.