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Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Health Problems
Nothing is private when it comes to the Kardashians, and that includes matters of health.
Since the reality-TV family burst onto the scene a decade ago, they've made nearly every moment of their lives public. So it's no surprise that when health concerns pop up, the Kardashians discuss these issues with the same openness applied to any other topic.
Here's a roundup of all the health issues that the Kardashians have faced while in the spotlight.
PreeclampsiaSlide 2 of 13
Kim Kardashian has spoken often about her pregnancy difficulties. For example, the mother of two developed preeclampsia during both of her pregnancies, according to E!.
"Last pregnancy, I had a condition called preeclampsia," she wrote in a blog post during her second pregnancy.
In an episode of her reality show that was filmed before she gave birth to her second child, Kim said that her doctor thought she was developing the condition once again. "I have a little bit of high blood pressure, and I have protein in my urine, which are both indications of preeclampsia," she told her sisters.
Preeclampsia is diagnosed when a pregnant woman has both of the symptoms Kim mentioned, which is known as proteinuria. The condition can have body-wide effects and puts women at risk for serious complications, including seizures, liver and kidney damage, and even death.
The condition affects about 3 percent to 5 percent of pregnant women in U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.Slide 3 of 13
Placenta accretaSlide 4 of 13
In addition to preeclampsia, Kim Kardashian also had a rare and dangerous condition called placenta accreta during her two pregnancies.
Placenta accreta belongs to a group of conditions called "retained placenta," which means that the placenta isn't delivered from the woman's body as it normally would be after the baby's birth. In placenta accreta, not only does the placenta fail to come out of the uterus as it should, but the placental tissues also grow deeper into the uterine wall than they normally do.
Placenta accreta can put a woman at risk for serious, and even deadly, bleeding, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.Slide 5 of 13
PsoriasisSlide 6 of 13
Both Kim and her mother, Kris Jenner, have psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that causes raised red patches with thick, silvery scales to appear on the skin.
Kim was diagnosed with the condition during a 2011 episode of her reality show, according to Us Weekly. Kim was 30 years old at the time, around the same age her mother, Kris, was when she first showed symptoms of psoriasis, Us Weekly reported.
Symptoms of psoriasis frequently appear between the ages of 15 and 35, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. The condition affects about 7.4 million people in the U.S., according to a 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
In January 2017, Kim wrote on Twitter that her psoriasis had spread to her face.
Psoriasis infrequently appears on the face, occurring most commonly on the scalp, knees, elbows and torso, the National Psoriasis Foundation says.Slide 7 of 13
Sleep paralysisSlide 8 of 13