Kris Aquino diagnosed with more autoimmune diseases, in search of ‘correct treatment’
Kris Aquino has been diagnosed with other autoimmune diseases after undergoing more medical tests in the United States, her sister Ballsy Aquino disclosed.
Giving an update on her sister’s condition, Ballsy said that Kris’ medical team is still in search of the treatment suitable for the actress, considering her food, plant and medicine allergies. Ballsy spoke about this during a Zoom interview with non-governmental organization Banyuhay Aotearoa, as seen on its Facebook page last Saturday, Aug. 20.
“Unfortunately, they are still trying to give her the right, correct treatment. She has so many allergies that all the medicines they’ve been trying haven’t been working, or maybe they did but then the side effects—they were not too happy about,” she said.
Despite having thoughts of giving up, Kris is determined to win the battle against her illnesses for the sake of her sons Josh and Bimby, who are “keeping her fighting spirit even stronger.”
“[But the past few days], she has been in good spirits and she says that there are times—well because there was a time she was really feeling that she was about to give up because she was having such a difficult time,” Ballsy said. “But then, when she looks at the pictures of her sons or when she sees them, then she knows she still has to fight.”
Kris also met another set of doctors that will take charge of further treatments she will undergo.
“When she left, she had two autoimmune diseases. I think now there are four,” Ballsy added. “She’s not even 90 pounds now, she’s like 85 or 86. For the other treatments that they want to try, she has to put on more weight. She has to get a little bit stronger.”
Kris last gave the public an update on her condition in June, when she and her sons tested positive for COVID-19. At the time, she had three confirmed autoimmune conditions: autoimmune thyroiditis, chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and Churg Strauss syndrome, collectively known as EGPA. /ra
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