Kris Aquino shares health update, discusses symptoms of Lupus

Kris Aquino Shares Health Update, Battling Rare Autoimmune Diseases

Actress-host Kris Aquino took to Instagram to share her latest health update as she welcomed the new year, revealing her ongoing battle with rare autoimmune diseases.

In a three-part Instagram post, Kris detailed her struggles with Churg Strauss / EGPA and Crest Syndrome, as well as the recent revelation that her blood results are showing symptoms of SLE, or systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common form of Lupus.

“I cried nonstop when I got my blood panel result. My Churg Strauss/EGPA is still being treated, but to add it to my Crest Syndrome is now in full ACTIVE mode. And I’m already exhibiting many symptoms for another autoimmune connective tissue disease — it’s highly likely based on my ANA count, my high inflammatory numbers, my anemia, my now constant elevated blood pressure at night, and the consistent appearance of the ‘butterfly rash’ on my face that I’m at the initial stage of SLE or what’s commonly known as Lupus,” Kris wrote in her post.

Lupus is a disease “that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your tissues and organs,” according to the Mayo Clinic.

Despite the challenges she is facing, Kris assured her fans and followers that she is determined to get better and not be a “wimp” to her loved ones.

“We have a merciful and loving God who hears our prayers. Our battle has become more complex but I promised my sons and sisters that I wouldn’t be a wimp. And I’m promising all my friends plus all who continue to pray for me: Bawal pa ring sumuko, tuloy pa rin ang laban,” Kris added.

Kris has been in the U.S. since June 2022 to receive treatment for her autoimmune diseases. This latest update comes after she previously shared her struggles with her health, and her determination to fight for her well-being.

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