Kris Aquino re­veals she has chronic spon­ta­neous ur­ticaria

Af­ter a se­ries of med­i­cal tests con­ducted in Sin­ga­pore, Kris Aquino re­vealed she has chronic spon­ta­neous ur­ticaria, a dis­ease as­so­ci­ated with au­toim­mu­nity.

Watchmen Daily Journal - - Fun. Entertainment. Emotions. Lifestyle - (Romy Peña Cruz, Pep.ph)

This comes a†er Kris took a med­i­cal leave from her pro­fes­sional com­mit­ments to ad­dress health con­cerns.

The host/en­dorser/so­cial me­dia in­flu­encer suf­fered sud­den weight loss due to a re­cent fi­nan­cial tur­moil that in­volves an un­named former em­ployee.

In an In­sta­gram post last Wed­nes­day night, Oc­to­ber 10, Kris gave an up­date to her fol­low­ers.

She be­gan, "You prayed for us re­gard­less of not know­ing me per­son­ally. i waited for my Sin­ga­porean doc­tor to send my fi­nal di­ag­no­sis.

"Now i'm ready to open my heart... I'm shar­ing our story for you to un­der­stand THE PAIN MY FAM­ILY EN­DURED...Ang hi­rap madiskubreng may malak­ing perang pinaghi­ra­pan ki­tain na gi­nas­tos ng walang pahin­tu­lot para sa luho ng taong pinagka!walaan mo‐ kahit na mi­ly­ones na ang kinita nya gal­ing sa yo."

Kris re­vealed how her health con­cerns stemmed from what her mom, the late former pres­i­dent Co­ra­zon "Cory" Aquino, went through be­fore she was di­ag­nosed with col­orec­tal cancer.

She said, "Bu­magsak po ang katawan ko, in 1 month i lost 15 pounds. i was SCARED, our Mom had un­ex­plained weight loss be­fore her cancer di­ag­no­sis. That's why i had my se­ries of blood tests. This is our TRUTH."

Kris also bared how her sons re­acted to her situa!on.

"My ini!al di­ag­no­sis in­di­cated an au­toim­mune dis­ease. Se­lena Gomez, Gigi Ha­did, and Wendy Wil­liams all raised my aware­ness. To be spe­cific, we were afraid it was lu­pus. Kuya was anx­ious & con­fused. Bimb knew Se­lena's jour­ney.

"It was heart­break­ing to see my 11 year old cry­ing in­con­solable tears and plead­ing, 'please don't leave me mama.'

"Bimb even of­fered me his kid­ney."

Singer‐ac­tress Se­lena Gomez re­vealed in 2015 she had lu­pus, a dis­ease that causes an overac!ve im­mune sys­tem. Se­lena had to un­dergo a kid­ney trans­plant be­cause of her condi!on.

Model Gigi Ha­did also shared her di­ag­no­sis of Hashimoto's Dis­ease, while TV host Wendy Wil­liams suf­fers from Graves Dis­ease. Both condi!ons deal with the thy­roid gland.

Kris then re­vealed her own di­ag­no­sis.

She said, "Ang pera magsi­pag ako, kik­i­tain ulit. PERO HINDI PO MABIBILI ANG EX­TEN­SION SA BUHAY. Kaya nag­madali kam­ing lu­mi­pad ng Sin­ga­pore for me to get the most thor­ough med­i­cal evalua!on.

"To be spe­cific i now know i have Chronic Spon­ta­neous Ur!caria, and yes, mine is an au­toim­mune dis­ease."

Ac­cord­ing to the World Al­lergy Or­ga­niza!on (WAO), ur!caria is the short‐term red­ness and swelling of the skin, "as­so­ci­ated with itch­ing, which usu­ally re­solves with­ing 24 hours."

How­ever, "chronic spon­ta­neous ur!caria and an­gioedema is di­ag­nosed when hives and swelling are present for more than six weeks."

An­gioedema, ac­cord­ing to Der­ma­tol­ogy Ad­vi­sor, is char­ac­ter­ized by "pro­nounced swelling in­volv­ing deeper der­mis" and "burn­ing or painful sensa!on rather than itch­ing."

Ac­cord­ing to re­search, chronic spon­ta­neous ur!caria is as­so­ci­ated with au­toim­mu­nity in 45 per­cent of pa!ents. When se­vere, WAO re­ports, "it can be re­sis­tant to ther­apy and there is a 40% in­ci­dence of ac­com­pa­ny­ing an­gioedema."

Kris con!nued, "I am now, and for the rest of my ex­is­tence will be, on high dosage an!his­tamines and hav­ing the EpiPen will al­ways be cru­cial. Se­vere al­ler­gies are life threat­en­ing be­cause of ana­phy­lac!c shock."

An EpiPen is a brand of ep­i­neph­rine au­toin­jec­tor, a por­ta­ble med­i­cal de­vice that in­jects a dose of epinephrin, cru­cial to treat ana­phy­laxis. Ana­phy­lac!c shock hap­pens when there is a se­vere, al­ler­gic reac!on to an an!gen.

Kris said these med­ica!ons will now be added to the ones she has been tak­ing to man­age her hy­per­ten­sion, as well as the treat­ment she's been re­ceiv­ing for her se­vere mi­graines.

Ad­dress­ing her sup­port­ers, she went on, "You know my life's jour­ney. Thank you for be­ing with me through the tears and vic­to­ries. I AM PROOF, LOVE MAKES US STRONG. Be­cause we know WHY WE ARE FIGHT­ING... for me it's for my health be­cause 2 peo­ple i love more than life it­self s!ll need me for at least 10 more years."

She ended her post with a prayer and re­mem­brance of her par­ents, Pres­i­dent Cory and the late Se­na­tor Benigno "Ni­noy" Aquino Jr.

"My prayer is sim­ple, to raise my youngest son to be­come a re­spon­si­ble adult who'll care for his kuya, then God al­ready blessed me more than i de­serve. #la­ban (Oc­to­ber 11, 1954, 64 years ago my mom & dad got mar­ried. Heaven timed i'd get my med­i­cal an­swers now for me to re­mem­ber BE­ING BRAVE is part of my DNA.) [rain­bow emoji]"

Kris Aquino gives an up­date to her fol­low­ers on her med­i­cal con­di­tion, af­ter she suf­fered from sud­den weight loss while deal­ing with a fi­nan­cial tur­moil. Kris says she has been di­ag­nosed with chronic spon­ta­neous ur­ticaria, a dis­ease with symp­toms of skin swelling and itch­ing.

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