Kim Kardashian has psoriasis

On Sunday's episode of ?Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Kim Kardashian discovered that she has psoriasis. On the show, Kim is shocked to find red, scale-like patches on her skin. She visits her dermatologist, who quickly makes the diagnosis. ?I cannot have psoriasis,? Kardashian says to the doctor. Interestingly, she notes that her mother has psoriasis, which can be a genetic disorder. ?I've heard of it before, because my mom has always had it. She didn't have red flaky dots all over,? Kim said. Psoriasis is a common skin disorder, usually becoming apparent in young adulthood. It is thought to be at least in part an immune disorder. It is not curable, but can be controlled with topical medications and light therapy. Kardashian said: ?My career is doing ad campaigns and swimsuit photo shoots. People don't understand the pressure on me to look perfect. When I gain a pound, it's in the headlines. Imagine what the tabloids would do to me if they saw all these spots.?
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