Kim Kardashian has revealed she has her lupus under control (Pictures: Backgrid/E)

Kim Kardashian has revealed she is now on medication for lupus after exhausting every natural remedy for her auto-immune condition.

The reality star, 38, broke down in tears as she revealed her diagnosis on Keeping Up With The Kardashians over the weekend, but now has it under control.

She explained: ‘I was able to find an amazing doctor, Dr. Wallace, and we figured out what the problem is and I unfortunately had to get put on medication to stop the symptoms.

‘I tried everything natural for the longest time and we chose the best route for me, so luckily right now everything is under control, but autoimmune issues are really scary,’ she told ABC’s Today Show.

Kim added that she found herself in a ‘little depression’ after finding out she had lupus: ‘When you get a diagnosis – I didn’t realise I would be one of those people – but before I knew what it was, when it’s really up in the air, you get in your head and you think of every worst possibility of what’s going to happen and how you’re going to live your life.

‘And you really do get into this little depression for a minute. I got myself out of it but it was really scary to have to go through that.’

Kim found out about her condition after her antibodies tested positive for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, in the episode which was filmed before her son Psalm was born via surrogate in May.

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She said on Sunday’s KUWTK: ‘I’ve been feeling so tired, so nauseous and my hands are really getting swollen. I feel like I literally am falling apart. My hands are numb.

‘Lately, my wrists are starting to hurt again but it’s definitely a different feeling [to her carpal tunnel syndrome]. I feel this in my bones. It’s starting to really worry me. I really have to look into this.’

Lupus leads to inflammation of the tissues and organs and is difficult to diagnose because many of the symptoms can be indicative of different health problems and the symptoms vary from person to person.

While there is no cure, symptoms can be managed with medication including courses of steroids to reduce inflammation.



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