In an Instagram video posted on October 11, Kris Aquino opened up about her autoimmune disease. She explained, "The immune system mistakes part of your body—like your joints or skin—as foreign. It releases proteins called autoantibodies that attack healthy cells."
She added, "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."
The video shows bruising and swelling all over her body, with some marks resembling rashes. She wrote, "My urticaria flares started in 2013, but I thought they were allergic reactions and called them hives. They’ve steadily worsened to about 2 bad episodes a month lasting at least 4 to 7 days."
Kris, who lost 15 pounds in one month because of her condition, ended on a positive note: "I believe everything happens as part of God’s plan for our lives. I have the platforms to raise awareness about this medical challenge... Thank you to all who messaged me with love and prayers... Good night. Yes, I’m starting to SMILE from my heart again."