She replied to a Twitter user saying: "Luckily I got an answer quickly but it was a rollercoaster of emotions". "That's the scariest part, is you just don't know".
Her physician, Dr. Daniel Wallace, confirmed to her, "Your antibodies are positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis". "I was able to find an fantastic doctor, Dr. Wallace, and we figured out what the problem is". Apparently, Kardashian West's fans will have to continue Keeping Up with her-and her health issues-to find out more.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, where your own body's antibodies are directed against cells in many different locations, leading to inflammation in the tissues and organs. However, he wouldn't know for sure until he saw the results of her blood work.
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.
Let's make this clear from the get-go: Just because Kim's "antibodies are positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis", doesn't mean she has either disease, Sara Tedeschi, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, tells Health. And you really do get into this little depression for a minute.