The reality star was diagnosed with the skin disease this past summer, but sources say her condition may be worsening as a result of the stress from her divorce drama. One insider close to her has said:
“Turning from ‘Beauty’ into the ‘Beast’ is Kim’s worst fear. The stress of Kris’ charge that their marriage was a fraud isn’t helping her condition, and she fears the crusty red spots caused by her psoriasis will spread.”
Dr. Rebecca Baxt, a New Jersey-based board certified dermatologist, backed up the correlation, explaining:
“The exact mechanism of stress causing psoriasis to flare is not completely understood, but the link is well accepted. Certainly, a quick marriage and divorce could raise anyone’s stress levels and aggravate their psoriasis."
The red skin irritation from the chronic autoimmune disease has been limited to Kim's legs and stomach. While Kim has openly expressed her vanity concerns on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the insider reveals psoriasis is "painful" too, saying:
"It’s very painful, especially when Kim lies in bed at night. She’s afraid that the spots will soon cover her body and has cried over it a few times.”
Ugh! Stay positive, gurl! Yes, the marriage was a mistake, but all you can do is focus on moving forward with your life.
Do yourself a favor and don't let all that stress get to you. Think of all the positives in your life like your family, friends, and massive multi-million dollar fortune! Ha!
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