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Kim Kardashian Wrote an Essay About Living With Psoriasis

In a detailed and heartfelt essay for sister Kourtney Kardashian's Poosh.com, Kim Kardashian West opened up about her struggle with Psoriasis, speaking at length about living with the disease.

"Even though I always grew up with my mom having psoriasis and hearing her talk about her struggle, I really had no idea what my life would be like dealing with an autoimmune disease myself," she wrote. "I am the only child my mom passed down her autoimmune issue to. Lucky me, lol."



Explaining how the illness progressed over the years, she added: "For the past eight years, although the spots are unpredictable, I can always count on my main spot on my right lower leg, which consistently stays flared up. When I got pregnant both times, it fully went away."

Over the past couple of years, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been candid about her struggle with her condition and has even shared pictures of her flare-ups with fans across social media.

When she was initially diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, Kardashian West says she tried "everything natural — every ointment, cream, serum, and foam you can possibly imagine and everything from the dermatologist." Since then, she said she has become "extremely comfortable" with it.

"If you have psoriasis, you can't let it ruin your life or get the best of you," she said. "You have to do what you can to make sure you are comfortable but not let it take over... I hope my story can help anyone else with an autoimmune disease feel confident that there is light at the end of the tunnel."

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