Kim Kardashian gets brutally honest about her psoriasis as she shares defiant photos of sores – Lat

Kim Kardashian gets brutally honest about her psoriasis as she shares defiant photos of sores  – Lat

 After being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, fearing it was lupus, Kim Kardashian has opened up about her battle with psoriasis, sharing a defiant selfie during a flare up  The 38-year-old star has battled the autoimmune condition for some time, however today she shared an in depth and personal essay about her journey with the illness  Writing on her sister Kourtney’s lifestyle site Poosh, Kim revealed she first started to get psoriasis symptoms on her twenties, when a common cold triggered the condition and she had it ‘all over her stomach and legs’, before it came back with a vengeance in her thirties  ‘Earlier this year is when it got extremely bad—it covered my whole face and a majority of my entire body,’ the 38-year-old told readers  Sharing a collection of photos of her flare ups, she wanted to show everyone what she goes through, with painful looking marks and red scabs dominating her legs  It was losing the movement in her hands due to the condition that had Kim getting the tests we saw in a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians  ‘One night, I woke up to use the restroom and I physically couldn’t pick up my phone I thought it was strange but maybe I just slept on my hands weird and I was so tired, I didn’t need to be checking my phone at that hour anyway I fell right back asleep,’ she wrote.    ‘I woke up that morning and I still couldn’t pick up my phone I was freaking out—I couldn’t even pick up a toothbrush, my hands hurt so badly.’  She went on to reveal the pain once became so bad she wasn’t able to do up her bra before an event  Fearing the worst, she knew something was wrong and it wasn’t just on the skin-level anymore  ‘I remember I had a press day for my Carolina Lemke sunglasses and I was wearing these purple boots and snake-print pants and I couldn’t get my pants down to go to the bathroom,’ she wrote  ‘I couldn’t even get my bra on that day, and I had to have someone dress me because the pain was so unbearable With the boots I was wearing, my ankles started to feel it in those joints. That’s when I knew it wasn’t just an issue in my hands, it was a bone problem ’  Now, Kim admits she’s come to terms with the condition, wanting to show it off – only wanting to cover it up when she doesn’t want it to be a ‘distraction’  Her admission comes days after the latest episode of her E! reality show, where we see Kim receive her test results  The doctor diagnosed her with a type arthritis caused by psoriasis, and not lupus As a result, her joints are affected, causing them to become swollen, stiff and painful

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