Bea Santiago diagnosed with ‘kidney failure,’ needs ‘life saving transplant’ | Inquirer Entertainment

Bea Santiago diagnosed with ‘kidney failure,’ needs ‘life saving transplant’

By: - Reporter
/ 08:55 AM December 20, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago revealed on Wednesday she was diagnosed with kidney failure and is in need of a “life saving transplant.”

“Yeah……. kinda have kidney failure. I was diagnosed months ago, I was in denial and that’s why I left the Philippines to get a second opinion in Tokyo and when it turned out to be a confirmation,” Santiago wrote in an Instagram post.

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Kidney failure, according to the American Kidney Fund, is also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and “is the last stage of chronic kidney disease.”

Last August 2018, Santiago said she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. She warned fans of the possible kidney-damaging effects of pre-workout supplements.

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After getting diagnosed, Santiago said she immediately flew to Canada to be with her family and potential donors, adding “Yes, I will be needing a life saving transplant.”

“I live because of a machine, my dialysis machine and the doctors and nurses at Home Hemo Dialysis centre in Toronto General,” she added.

Santiago then encouraged people to get themselves checked because “apparently it’s genetics and popular in Asians.”

Regardless of the situation, Santiago remained positive: “I’m unstoppable and will be healed! God loves me and he keeps showering me with love and blessings from friends and family! I am lucky and I am loved!” /je

READ: Bea Rose Santiago warns of kidney-damaging effect of ‘gym life’

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