Teen Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus is going through a difficult time, having recently learned that she has lupus. Briana Dejesus shared the health update with her followers on social media not too long ago and confessed that she felt sad when she heard the news. However, the 27-year-old has had three days to digest the information and is now feeling better about her diagnosis.
Teen Mom 2 Briana Dejesus Revealed She’s Been Diagnosed With Lupus
This morning, the ‘Teen Mom 2‘ star shared the unfortunate news on Twitter and has received a lot of support and positive messages since the revelation. “Got diagnosed with lupus a few days ago and I’m not gonna lie-I was definitely sad about it but I’m starting to feel better,” Briana Dejesus wrote.
For those who don’t know, lupus is actually an autoimmune disease and it causes the body’s immune system to attack tissues and organs. The disease also causes inflammation that can affect the heart, lungs, joints, blood cells, brain, kidneys, skin and joints.
Unfortunately, lupus is not very easy to diagnose because the symptoms associated with the disease can mimic other ailments. This would explain why it took so long for Briana Dejesus to finally receive a diagnosis.
The mom-of-two shared with Instagram followers a while ago that she wasn’t feeling well and had been to the doctor a couple of times to try and work out what was wrong. Now, despite the depressing news, Briana Dejesus has at least found some comfort in knowing what’s going on with her body.
While the diagnosis of the “Teen Mom 2” star may come as a shock to fans, Briana Dejesus knew it was possible. Her mother Roxanne, who has been a staple on the MTV show since Briana’s debut, also suffers from lupus, and several of Briana’s family members also suffer from the autoimmune disease. A few months ago, the reality show host revealed that she did an ANA test and it came back positive. The idea of the ANA test is to look for anti-nuclear antibodies in the blood. And if they are detected, it means there is a possibility of autoimmune disease. Briana Dejesus’s test proved that she did indeed have antinuclear antibodies, so she knew she probably had lupus.
Briana Dejesus shared the news with her Twitter followers back in July and opened up about her sadness over her positive ANA test.