All of us took a sigh of relief when it was revealed that Kim Kardashian was not suffering from lupus after all, as she had initially anticipated. But now, we have come to know that apparently she is suffering from an entirely different condition.
According to details that were shared with the audiences of the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, as Kim was shown to be consulting doctors about the fatigue, hand swelling, and nausea that she had been experiencing for quite some time, Kim was relieved when she discovered that her initial fears of having lupus turned out to be untrue because the doctors diagnosed that her symptoms were stemming from a condition called psoriatic arthritis.
Most of us, at least those who have been following the Kardashians, already know that Kim suffers from psoriasis. Hence, it did not come as a surprise when the doctors told Kim that she was probably suffering from a psoriasis-related condition, something that is not chronic in nature but would come and go, just like her psoriasis.
The doctor told Kim in a very explicit manner that there was no evidence that suggested she had lupus or even rheumatoid arthritis, and hence she did not need to worry about having them.
Kim is certainly relieved, but she has had to take the help of medication now that all-natural remedies seem to have failed in helping control her symptoms.
However, according to her, now her condition is well controlled, and she is in a much better state. But now, everyone has one question on their mind: what does psoriatic arthritis do?
Explaining Psoriatic Arthritis
According to research, psoriatic arthritis causes inflammation in people who are already suffering from psoriasis. It is very systematic in nature, as it happens after there is a considerable buildup of the skin cells that eventually come together to form a scale-like structure. Many people who suffer from psoriatic arthritis experience it in varying degrees of intensity, hence the condition does not have the same kind of impact on all those who have it.
Just like psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis also has flare-ups, but in the case of a few individuals, it can also be chronic in nature, causing damage to the joints if it’s not timely treated.
Also, even those who don’t have psoriasis can also develop this form of arthritis, with the condition usually impacting those who are between the ages of 30 to 50 years. For those who do have psoriasis, there is a 15% chance they would suffer from psoriatic arthritis as well.
As far as the symptoms of the condition are concerned, there are various and so a few cannot be pointed out for sure.
But just to understand the indicators, you should know that psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint within our body, although it does prefer to target those that are bigger in size. According to experts, the fingers, back, and the toes are especially vulnerable.