Teen mom 2 Star Briana DeJesus has been diagnosed with lupus. DeJesus revealed his diagnosis to fans over the weekend after detailing his experiences of suffering from a mysterious medical crisis over the past few months. The MTV reality TV star, who has not shared when exactly she was diagnosed with the incurable autoimmune disease, shared her diagnosis with fans in a tweet on Sunday, September 5.
Sharing her diagnosis online, DeJesus revealed that she “was diagnosed with lupus a few days ago.” Although the Teen mom 2 The star admitted that she “was really sad about” the diagnosis after receiving it for the first time, saying she “was finally starting to feel better”. Although DeJesus did not provide further details, she told a fan that she was planning to “go see another doctor to get a second opinion on my treatment plan.” She added another tweet that she really wants to “see a holistic doctor”.
I was diagnosed with lupus a few days ago and I’m not going to lie – I was really sad about it but I’m finally starting to feel better ❤️
– Briana Dejesus (@xobrianadej) September 5, 2021
Lupus is an inflammatory disease caused by the body’s immune system attacking its own tissues and organs, according to the Mayo Clinic. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect the kidneys as well as other systems in the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. Receiving a diagnosis can be difficult, however, as the symptoms of lupus – fatigue, fever, joint pain, dry eyes, etc. – often mimic those of other conditions. DeJesus was diagnosed long after she began to suffer from the symptoms and months after revealing that she had tested positive for the likely diagnosis.
In a July health update, DeJesus told fans, “I’m so sad. My Ana test came back positive,” adding that that probably meant she had lupus because “everyone in my family has it.” ANA test “detects antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in your blood.” Antinuclear antibodies “often attack your body’s own tissues – specifically targeting the nucleus of each cell”, and a positive ANA test indicates that your immune system has launched a misdirected attack on your own tissues – in other words, a autoimmune reaction. “
DeJesus’ diagnosis comes almost four years after his mother, Roxanne DeJesus, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. At the time, Roxanne shared a photo to Twitter showing numerous blood samples. She wrote: “They weren’t kidding when they said it takes a series of tests to be diagnosed with lupus. Grateful and thankful that I feel so much better.”