In a heartfelt revelation on Sunday, Kris Aquino took to Instagram to share a three-part video chronicling her ongoing battle with autoimmune diseases. The Philippines’ Queen of Talk disclosed the challenges she faces specifically addressing Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, formerly known as Churg-Strauss Syndrome) and Crest Syndrome. Additionally, she revealed her latest health setback, indicating signs of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the most prevalent form of lupus.
The emotional videos captured Aquino’s vulnerability as she disclosed the results of her recent autoimmune blood panel. “I cried nonstop when I got my blood panel results,” she confessed, underscoring the gravity of her health struggles. Aquino candidly shared the progression of her conditions, stating, “My Churg Strauss/EGPA is still being treated, but to add to it my Crest Syndrome is now in full active mode.”
The television personality elaborated on the distressing symptoms she is currently experiencing, pointing to her ANA count, high inflammatory numbers, anemia, elevated blood pressure at night, and the consistent appearance of a ‘butterfly rash’ on her face. Based on these indicators, she expressed concern that she may be in the initial stages of SLE, commonly known as lupus.
This recent update comes after Aquino’s hopeful announcement in August of the previous year, where she shared positive health test results and expressed optimism for healing. However, the journey towards remission has proven to be challenging, and Aquino acknowledged that she still has a “long way to go.”
The videos served as a poignant reminder of the unpredictable nature of autoimmune diseases and the toll they take on an individual’s physical and emotional well-being. Aquino’s openness about her health struggles resonated with many of her followers, who flooded the comments section with messages of support and encouragement.
As the Queen of Talk continues to navigate her health journey, her transparency sheds light on the importance of awareness and understanding surrounding autoimmune diseases. Aquino’s resilience in the face of adversity serves as an inspiration to others grappling with similar health challenges, emphasizing the significance of empathy and compassion in the journey toward healing.