PHOTOS: Kris Aquino suffers from Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria


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MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino shared that after losing over 15 pounds and medical test in Singapore, it's confirmed that she is suffering from Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria.
Kris Aquino suffers from Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

Kris Aquino suffers from Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
Kris Aquino lost 15 pounds in a month | Photo Courtesy: Instagram/Kris Aquino

On Instagram, Kris opened up about her current battle with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU) and how it has affected her life. She wrote about her fears stating, “I am now, and for the rest of my existence will be, on high dosage antihistamines and having the EpiPen will always be crucial. Severe allergies are life threatening because of anaphylactic shock.”

Kris Aquino suffers from Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
Kris Aquino shares suffering from Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria | Photo Courtesy: Instagram/Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino suffers from Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria
Kris Aquino shares suffering from Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria | Photo Courtesy: Instagram/Kris Aquino

Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU) is an autoimmune skin disease that affects around 1.8% of the world's population. Urticaria, also known as hives is characterized by red, swollen and itchy marks on the body. It is one of the more persistent type as it shows symptoms of urticaria for 6 weeks or more.



This is my story. My urticaria flares started in 2013, but i thought they were allergic reactions & called them hives. They’ve steadily worsened to about 2 bad episodes a month lasting at least 4 to 7 days. I have no food allergies except crab & lobster (based on my πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ full allergy test)... What happens when you suffer from an autoimmune disease? I researched in healthline.com so i could easily explain it since i have so many doctors who are now friends that i unknowingly use medical terms. The immune system mistakes part of your body — like your joints or skin — as foreign. It releases proteins called autoantibodies that attack healthy cells. Women get autoimmune diseases at a rate of about 2 to 1 compared to men — 6.4 percent of women vs. 2.7 percent of men. Often the disease starts during a woman’s childbearing years (ages 14 to 44). My Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria afflicts less than 1% of the world’s population. Most suffer through it for 1-5 years. Some suffer through it for decades- i fall under that category... i found my doctor here, Dr. Geraldine Zamora through @trishaduncan who had done an @everbilenaofficial @krislifekit webisode w/ me. She introduced me to the head of their Asean Doctors group. He is an allergy, rhueumatoid, and immunology specialist. He’s the 1 we flew to Singapore to consult... Dr. Geraldine has been so patient answering all my concerns & helping explain my diagnosis... i believe everything happens as part of God’s plan for our lives. i have the platforms to raise awareness about this medical challenge... Stress we cannot avoid, but it is a big factor. A healthier food plan with vegetables (except alfalfa sprouts), fruits, fiber rich food, oatmeal, lean cuts of beef (for iron & vitamin D which are depleted), beans (thank God i like garbanzos), and fatty fish are all helpful. And very importantly, she advised to be in bed by 9:30 PM & sleeping soundly at 11 PM. Sorry i’m going over my prescribed bedtime, but i edited this video myself. Thank you to all who messaged me w/ love & prayers... Good night. Yes, i’m starting to SMILE from my heart again.🌈❤️πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ
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The host and TV personality admitted that they were worried that it was lupus, which leads to kidney failures. International Pop Star Selena Gomez's had undergone a kidney transplant last year after years of battling lupus.

Kris said, "Kuya Josh was anxious and 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.”

After recently admitting that she filed a legal case against a friend who allegedly duped her with millions worth of money, Kris admitted that health is still wealth. She said, “Ang pera magsipag ako, kikitain ulit pero hindi po mabibili ang extension sa buhay.”



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 pinagkatiwalaan mo- kahit na milyones na ang kinita nya galing sa yo. 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. My initial 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. 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 evaluation. To be specific i now know i have Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, and yes, mine is an autoimmune disease. I am now, and for the rest of my existence will be, on high dosage antihistamines and having the EpiPen will always be crucial. Severe allergies are life threatening because of anaphylactic shock. I disclosed that i started maintenance medication to control my hypertension in 2015; i also have ongoing treatment for severe migraines. 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 still need me for at least 10 more years. 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.)🌈
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Kris went on to thank all her avid followers and supporters saying, “you know my life's journey. Thank you for being with me through tears and victories.”

— Sally, The Summit Express


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