Kim Kardashian shared that her 16 pound weight loss in order to fit Marilyn Monroe’s iconic gown at the 2022 Met Gala came at a steep price.
The 41-year-old SKIMS founder – who usually eats a plant-based diet – revealed that because she had been consuming meat in her effort to quickly slim down, her body had a psoriasis flare up that led to psoriatic arthritis.
‘Psoriasis broke out over my body and I got psoriatic arthritis so I couldn’t really move my hands,’ she said in a new interview with Allure, adding, ‘I was freaking out.’
Price of beauty: Kim Kardashian shared that her 16 pound weight loss in order to fit Marilyn Monroe’s gown at the 2022 Met Gala caused a psoriasis flare up that led to psoriatic arthritis
‘It was really painful, and I had to go to a rheumatologist who put me on a steroid,’ she stated.
Thankfully, cutting out meat did the trick and helped her body recover: ‘I cut out the meat again, and it’s calmed down.’
Despite suffering from the painful condition, Kim recently defended her diet and remarked that she didn’t do ‘anything unhealthy’ as she compared her weight loss to that of Christian Bale’s extreme weight loss for his role in The Machinist.
Painful: ‘Psoriasis broke out over my body and I got psoriatic arthritis so I couldn’t really move my hands,’ she said in an interview with Allure, adding, ‘I was freaking out’; Pictured at 2022 Met Gala
Chatting to The New York Times, Kim – who attended the prestigious fashion event with her boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28 – shared that she lost the weight through diet, a sauna suit and running twice a day and explained: ‘I didn’t do anything unhealthy’.
The Kardashians star has been open in regards to her struggle with psoriasis – a skin disease thought to be an immune system problem, which causes skin cells to build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches.
She opened up about the condition in depth on her sister Kourtney Kardashian’s website Poosh, in 2019, where she shared a variety of photos of her having psoriasis flare-ups.
Standing by her look: Despite suffering from the painful condition, Kim recently defended her weight loss and remarked that she didn’t do ‘anything unhealthy’; Pictured with boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28
The mother-of-four first experienced the condition in her twenties, but it came back more strongly in her thirties.
‘Earlier this year is when it got extremely bad – it covered my whole face and a majority of my entire body,’ the KKW Beauty mogul said.
She also shared that her mother Kris Jenner had psoriasis but she was able to treat it with UV rays from a tanning bed, which Kim is not able to do.
‘It’s been 13 years since I experienced my first psoriasis flare-up…. I am the only child my mom passed down her autoimmune issue to. Lucky me, lol,’ she stated.
Dealing with psoriasis: The Kardashians star has previously shared her struggle with psoriasis – a skin disease – and opened up about the condition on sister Kourtney’s website Poosh in 2019
Struggle: The mother-of-four first experienced the condition in her twenties, but it came back more strongly in her thirties
‘When I was 25, I had my first psoriasis flare-up. I got a common cold, and since psoriasis is an autoimmune condition, this triggered it. It was all over my stomach and legs.’
Later on she also discovered that she had psoriatic arthritis – a type of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis.
‘One night, I woke up to use the restroom and I physically couldn’t pick up my phone,’ she said, and stated that she went on to have medical tests that confirmed she was suffering from the affliction.
Though it was scary to be diagnosed with the condition – which can come and go – Kim stated it was better to know so that she could properly manage the condition.
‘It’s still painful and scary, but I was happy to have a diagnosis. No matter what autoimmune condition I had, I was going to get through it, and they are all manageable with proper care.’
Serious: She shared a variety of photos of her having psoriasis flare-ups and talked about discovering that she had psoriatic arthritis
WHAT IS PSORIASIS?
Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal, according to webmd.
‘This makes the skin build up into bumpy red patches covered with white scales. They can grow anywhere, but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back,’ it was added.
Psoriasis usually appears in early adulthood.
For most people, it affects just a few areas. In severe cases, psoriasis can cover large parts of the body. The patches can heal and then come back throughout a person’s life, the site added.
The symptoms of psoriasis vary depending on the type you have.
Some common symptoms for plaque psoriasis – the most common variety of the condition – include: Plaques of red skin, often covered with silver-colored scales.
‘These plaques may be itchy and painful, and they sometimes crack and bleed. In severe cases, the plaques will grow and merge, covering large areas.’ it was added.
It can also affect the health of nails.
Psoriasis can’t be passed from person to person though it does sometimes happen in members of the same family.
People with psoriasis can also get a type of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis.
It causes ‘pain and swelling in the joints.’ Between 10% to 30% of people with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis, stated The National Psoriasis Foundation.