Beauty queen Bea Rose Santiago undergoing dialysis five times a week

Published December 1, 2020, 11:42 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Some years after beauty queen Bea Rose Santiago shared about kidney failure story, the 30-year-old Miss International 2013 has updated her fans with new information about her battle.

According to her, amid the pandemic, she has been having a hard time with her protein intake and now has low phosphate, low hemoglobin, and having muscle aches.

“My doctors and nutritionist recommended many vegan options but after 2 months, I am now a pescatarian on the weekends and vegetarian on weekdays. I don’t consume cow’s milk and eggs but I do love oats milk and goat’s cheese,” she related.

Bea Rose revealed how she needed weekly Aranesp and Iron shots to help her since she dialyzes five times a week and each time is eight hours while she sleeps.

“Works like magic.”

Then Bea capped off her post by recommending to her follower to live by a plant- based diet and make sure they eat proper nutrition.

In 2018 she revealed that she’s been undergoing dialysis at Toronto General Hospital in Canada after her kidney failure.

“I was diagnosed months ago, I was in denial and that’s why I left the Philippines to get a second opinion in Tokyo and when it turned out to be a confirmation. (I) Flew right away to be with my family and my potential live donors,” she shared back then. “Yes, I will be needing a life saving transplant. I live because of a machine, my dialysis machine and the doctors and nurses at Home Hemo Dialysis centre in Toronto General. I am blessed and I will continue to spread positivity to the world.”

 
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