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Kris Aquino shares ‘abnormalities’ detected in blood panel, heart rate in latest health update

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Nov 27, 2023 2:29 pm

Queen of All Media Kris Aquino is asking for prayers as she gives updates about her health on social media.

On Sunday, Nov. 26, the actress took to Instagram to reveal that there were some "abnormalities" detected in her blood panel, noting that her hemoglobin and potassium drastically dropped over the past few days.

"There’s something I chose not to reveal but I feel I must. There were some abnormalities in my blood panel. My hemoglobin hit an all-time low, [and] my sodium was as always low, BUT my potassium also dropped. If I want to get healthier it starts with my nutrition. Hindi ko kaya ang iron supplements. Starting next week I’ll be getting iron infusions," she wrote in the caption.

The 52-year-old star said that all these are part of the complications of her Chug-Strauss syndrome which, according to Mayo Clinic, is a disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation. It limits blood from flowing to organs and tissues, which can also lead to permanent damage.

"My Churg Strauss syndrome can affect many organs because it causes damage to blood vessels. My lungs have already shown some minor damage, but my now heart is showing signs of exhaustion- just to pump blood that lacks nutrients all over my body, kailangan mag overcompensate," Kris continued.

The Feng Shui star also explained her heart condition, prompting her doctor to advise her to eat more nutritiously and live a healthier lifestyle.

"Dr. Malika explained to me that my heart rate going up to 130-135 after taking a shower, my constant constant dizzy spells, and headaches are already a warning for me that unless I start trying to eat real food and not rely on milk alone, I could be among the 7 out of 10 patients with Churg Strauss who attribute their death to heart failure," Kris said.

In the IG post, the TV personality was seen drinking a green juice made by her son Bimby and said that her food intake and weight loss were "really" a problem.

"Bimb prepared the green juice: cucumber, apple, and a lot of spinach. Baby steps, kale will come soon—my food intake is really a problem. And my weight loss."

She continued, "I was knocked out because of my exhaustion from having both my Dupixent & Methotrexate injected into me on Wednesday, so I missed our Thanksgiving celebration. Tomorrow, Sunday if my chronic sinusitis has stopped, I’ll try to walk around with Bimb & my nurse" adding that stress is not good for her as well.

"Bawal ang unnecessary stress. Let’s please continue praying for one another," she ended.

Kris has been in the US for her medical tests and procedures for her autoimmune diseases since June 2022.