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Kris Aquino diagnosed with more autoimmune diseases as doctors struggle to find 'right treatment'

Kris Aquino continues to struggle with her health as her doctors seek the right treatment, her sister has revealed.

Ballsy Aquino-Cruz bared some updates on Kris' health condition in a Facebook Live event organized by Banyuhay Aotearoa, a community of Filipinos based in New Zealand who share the vision for a better Philippines.

“She has so many allergies," Ballsy said. "All the medicines that they've been trying haven't been working — or maybe they did, but then the side effects they were not too happy about because, as I said, she has so many allergies, from food to the plants to medicine."

Ballsy added that Kris has met a new team of doctors who may be able to help her because she had been diagnosed with more autoimmune diseases.

“When she left [for the United States,] she had two autoimmune diseases. I think now, there are four,” she said, but did not identify these.  

“With all the tests that they do with the US — tests that we don't have here — maraming naglalabasan pa rin eh," she added.

Kris was previously diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis, chronic spontaneous urticaria, and the ultra-rare eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, which she said were “life threatening.”

Ballsy added, “Pero hopefully she'll get better. She's not even 90 pounds now. She's like 85, 86.”

For the other treatments the doctors want to try, Kris has to put on more weight and “get a little bit stronger," Ballsy said.

Despite this, Kris has reportedly been in good spirits despite her health challenges.

“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. Because like as you know, Josh is a special boy and Bimb is only 15. So that's keeping her fighting spirit even stronger." —Nika Roque/JCB, GMA News


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