Christine Haack has shared a health update with fans (Picture: Instagram)
Christina Haack has shared a health update after battling ‘extreme stomach pain’.
The HGTV host, 38, recently revealed that she had struggled with health issues on-and-off since 2016, with experts writing off her struggles as ‘stress’.
Speaking about the painful issues, she explained that she is going through ‘more procedures’ to finally get some much-needed answers.
‘So far my results have come back good. Doing more procedures to try to get to the bottom of it,’ she told People Magazine.
‘For now, I am continuing to eat healthy and stay active.’
Christina opened up about her health issues in a lengthy Instagram post last month, and admitted that she had been ‘ignoring’ her internal issues in the past.
Alongside a selfie from the car, she penned: ‘As I sit here in Tennessee I feel super grateful for where life has taken me. I love that we have a home where we get total peace in the woods where it’s just us doing our thing.
‘In the past I’ve let stress and being overwhelmed get the best of me and I’ve ignored what was going on with myself internally. I’ve suffered on and off since 2016 with extreme stomach pain.
‘It has been written off as stress and doctors have tried to put me on all the pills / meds but luckily I realized masking it wasn’t the answer.
‘I wanted to fix the problem so I really focused on my nutrition and it seemed to get better but then last year it was triggered again and all of a sudden the stomach pain was back…’
‘With autoimmune, anxiety can cause major flare ups and my biggest thing I’ve notice being affected is my digestion / gut health,’ she continued. ‘Basically if I don’t eat SUPER clean I get a horrible burning sensation.
‘I finally found the right doctor who didn’t just tell me to take Acid Controllers… Last week he did a full endoscopy and GI testing for SIBO. Now just praying everything comes back ok and some rounds of antibiotics will kill off whatever bacteria it is that’s damaging my GI tract.
‘I’ve talked to a lot of people about this and just want to advocate how important it is to trust your own health instincts and not ignore things going on in your body.’
Christina concluded the post: ‘Focusing on getting back to taking care of myself, mind, body and spirit. And my favorite things in life like quality time with the kids and one-on-one time with my man.’
While the Flip Or Flop star has not yet shared the reason for her illness, she recently heaped praise on fiancé Josh for doing the absolute most to make sure she feels as comfortable as possible at all times.
Alongside a snap of her beau with a bottle of champagne, she explained that she had a ‘crazy stomach flare up’ while away for a commercial.
‘He walked 3 miles at 3 am to get me some liquid Antacid.. We were able to get a few hours of sleep and powered through two shoot days,’ Christina added.
‘He’s the best partner in everything. Waiting at the airport and ready to be back home with my loves.’
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