Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has been quite vocal about her struggle with psoriasis. It is an autoimmune disease that causes dry and itchy scales to form on the patient’s skin. The rashes are quite visible and sadly the condition is incurable.
Her mother too has psoriasis, making her condition hereditary
Last week she tweeted that she her psoriasis is spreading on her face. The mother-of-two first talked about her condition in 2011 on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She lifted her leg and showed her raised red patches present on her calf. From that day onwards, she has been open about her health complication. Apparently, psoriasis is hereditary, Kim’s ‘momager’ Kris Jenner has it too.
She has embraced her flaw and does not hide it
In 2016, Kim said on her website that she has learned to love with it. In fact, she does not cover it now as she feels that it is a big flaw and she should embrace it. The most visible patch is present on her right leg and she has also gone ahead and posted photos and videos of the patch, so that her fans can clearly see the condition she deals with.
Trauma of her Paris robbery worsened her condition
The triggers of psoriasis can be stress or infections. We all know that Kim had to go through a traumatic ordeal because of her Paris robbery in October 2016. Personal turmoil and stress had worsened the 36-year-old entertainer’s outbreak. She was a victim to a terrifying gunpoint robbery where 5 armed gunmen burst into her Paris hotel room, bound and gagged her and took off with jewellery worth $10 million. Kim was physically unharmed but was badly shaken. It took her two months to recover from the horrifying trauma she experienced.
‘Psoriasis is a part of who I am now’
The social media icon wrote in her app last year: “Everyone with psoriasis has different symptoms; sometimes the rashes are itchy, sometimes they're flaky. Mine flares up from time to time for different reasons. I'm always hoping for a cure, of course, but in the meantime, I'm learning to just accept it as part of who I am.”
Her fans are quite supportive of her developing struggle. Praises, encouragement and love have been pouring in for the ‘fantastic’ Kim Kardashian West.