Kim Kardashian Suffered From Psoriatic Arthritis Before Met Gala

Weight loss wasn’t Kim Kardashian’s only concern ahead of the 2022 Met Gala.

Normally a plant-based eater, the “Kardashians” star told Allure in her August 2022 cover story that she ate meat as part of her strict diet to lose 15 pounds to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress, and it caused that she got psoriasis. glow.

“Psoriasis broke out all over my body and I got psoriatic arthritis, so I couldn’t really move my hands,” she told the glossy.

“It was really painful and I had to see a rheumatologist who gave me a steroid. I was scared. I cut the flesh again and it has calmed down.”

Kardashian, 41, has been candid about her battle with psoriasis, a skin disease that causes a rash with itchy, scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Kim Kardashian in a black dress for Allure.
“I was in a panic,” she told the magazine.
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Though she used homeopathic remedies for years, the Skkn founder finally turned to medicine in 2018 when psoriasis caught up with her body.

“I’ve never seen it like this and I can’t even handle it right now,” she told her Twitter followers.

That same year, she also shared a selfie with fans that revealed that the skin disease had spread to her face.

In 2019, the Hulu star shared her battle with the arthritis side of the autoimmune disease on her sister Kourtney Kardashian’s website, Poosh, sharing that it first appeared when she couldn’t answer her phone or use a toothbrush. .

Kim Kardashian's leg covered in psoriasis.
She has been candid about her battle with the autoimmune skin disease for years.

At first she assumed she had just exercised too much, but as the day went on, “I got a little more movement in my hands, but they really hurt from the inside — I could feel it in my bones.”

“I immediately started crying and felt so lost,” Kardashian added.

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