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Kim Kardashian Diagnosed With Skin Condition Psoriasis

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It isn’t always glitz and glam for reality star Kim Kardashian, as America found out in a recent episode of her hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

A visit to her dermatologist verified the 30-year-old celebutante’s worst fears – she does indeed have psoriasis, joining more than 7.5 million Americans who also carry the chronic immune-mediated disease.

Psoriasis, which is often mistaken for rash or ringworm, is characterized by red lesions covered by silvery-white scales that are found on the knees, elbows, scalp, and lower back.

While there is uncertainty to whether she has plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular or erythrodermic, those being the five types of the disease, we do know the reality star was given a gut blow when she found out the disease is, in fact, incurable and may have been passed on to her from her mother.

“I’ve heard of it before, because my mom has always had it. She didn’t have red flaky dots all over,” Kardashian said.

Does this mean that her Proactiv-V commercial days are over? Of course not. If photoshop can make Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga look like supermodels, removing a little psoriasis will be no problem.

But the true problem lies in the fact that her psoriasis increases her risk for a buffet of other serious health conditions associated with the disease, such as heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, depression and heart disease.

via CNN

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15 Responses to “Kim Kardashian Diagnosed With Skin Condition Psoriasis”

  1. National Psoriasis Foundation

    Psoriasis is no laughing matter. It’s a serious autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system goes out of wack and produces skin cells too quickly, causing skin to crack, itch and bleed. Psoriasis is painful and debilitating.

    While it’s the most common autoimmune disease in the country – affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans – it’s widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Psoriasis is not “dry skin.” It’s not "ringworm" or an "STD." It’s not something that you can “catch” from someone else, and it’s not “just a skin thing” that can be covered with makeup or lotion. There is no cure for psoriasis.

    People with psoriasis are at greater-than-average risk for developing other serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, obesity and depression. Also, up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, which can cause irreversible joint damage.

    Kim – and the millions of people living with psoriasis – deserve our respect, support and understanding. They’re living with a challenging, lifelong disease!

    Learn more about psoriasis at the National Psoriasis Foundation: http://www.psoriasis.org.

  2. Jasmine Ji

    Now I know why she's suing Old Navy. So that their money can pay for her disease…No surprise that this woman needs a $20 Million surgery on her face.

    Wish they had brain surgeries for such psycho people.

  3. Marcia Hilley

    hope she doesn't use methotrexate a a treatment for itmy husband died from pulmonary fibrosis when it turned toxic on him..

  4. Sheila J. Kleinschmidt

    I hated being on it and finally told them no more. I could tell it affected my lungs

  5. Anonymous

    yay for challenging lifelong diseases! Seriously, be more of a doom-saying crepe-hanger perpetuating hopelessness and supporting the medical/drug industry.

  6. Linda Vale

    Wonders how does Kim Kardashian deal with her psoriasis? Well, she probably has all the money in the world to find treatments most people can never affords and she’s making a lot of news with it. Isn’t it strange that she is going around showing off her patch?

  7. Samantha Marlow

    Are we supposed to feel sorry for her because she is on a reality show about her family. I don't think so. She's no better than the average person who has it.

  8. Samantha Marlow

    Are we supposed to feel sorry for her because she is on a reality show about her family. I don't think so. She's no better than the average person who has it.

  9. Evangeline Valhalla

    The point is that when high profile people suffer from certain illnesses, it greatly heightens awareness of the disease. Say what you like about Kim, but this will help bring attention to psoriasis and that is good.

  10. Franky Mac

    Is it true that Kim is using deer antler velvet to help her psoriasis? I read somewhere that she was approached by a New Zealand company to trial the product, and if the results were good they would be launching in the US soon?
    Anyone heard anything?
    It would not surprise me if this were true, she does promote a heap of stuff!
    My Brother has psoriasis and would love to find something that can help!