Kim Kardashian Positive for Lupus Antibodies, What Does That Mean?September 10, 2019 16:38
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In the newest season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian West opened up about her fear that she may have lupus as she experienced pain in her hands and was afraid what results may say.
However, she was tested positive for Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can spoil any part of the body. This is not the first time Kim spoke about her health issues. Earlier she revealed she has been suffering psoriasis since she was 30. She also suffered from Pre-eclampsia and Placenta accreta at the time of her pregnancies.
This autoimmune disease occurs when our body’s immune system attacks our own tissues and organs. Lupus causes inflammation in many different body systems including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.
However, Lupus is not deadly can be manageable with specific steroids. The most distinctive sign of lupus is a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks. While there's no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.
This immune-mediated disease causes raised, red, scaly patches on the skin. Though it is vulnerable to appear on any location of the body, it typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp. At times it also itches, burns, and stings.
However no exact cause was found for psoriasis, researchers say genetics and the immune system can be the main reasons.
As there is no cure for psoriasis, you can manage symptoms with making changes in way of living such as quitting smoking, moisturizing, and managing stress.
Pre-eclampsia occurs chiefly during pregnancy. It is marked by high blood pressure or hypertension in women who haven’t had high BP before. The women with this condition will have a high level of protein in their urine and often have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands.
In can also put your baby in risk if not diagnosed in time and it rarely causes it may even lead to the death of a baby. There is no way to cure it yet. The only option left is delivery.
Placenta Accreta also occurs during pregnancy and a serious condition that occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall. Generally, placenta detaches from the uterus after delivery but in case of placenta accreta, a part of it is still attached to the uterus. This will lead to severe blood loss after delivery.
The only symptom for this is bleeding in the third trimester, which does not always happen. In order to get rid of placenta accreta, a woman needs a C section after delivery.
By Sowmya Sangam