Christina Haack Is Going Through ‘More Procedures to Try to Get to the Bottom’ of Her Health Issue

Christina Haack attends the 111th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade opening night at Marina Park on December 18, 2019 in Newport Beach, California.

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As Christina Haack tries to improve her health, she remains positive.

The 38-year-old HGTV star underwent an endoscopy last month after suffering from “extreme stomach pain” for years.

Now, Haack says he doesn’t have an answer for his stomach problems yet, but is working to “get to the bottom of it.”

“So far, my results have been good. Doing more procedures to try to get to the bottom,” he tells PEOPLE. “For now, I’m still eating healthy and staying active.”

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Haack first told his followers that he had been struggling with stomach problems in October, revealing on Instagram: “I have suffered on and off since 2016 with extreme stomach pain. It has been dismissed as stress and doctors have tried to put myself”. all the pills / meds, but luckily I realized that masking was not the answer. “

She added: “I wanted to fix the problem so I focused on my nutrition and it seemed to improve but last year it kicked in again and all of a sudden the stomach pain came back … 😖”

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Haack, who has been diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder of Hashimoto’s disease, told her followers, “Anxiety can cause big flare-ups and the most important thing I have noticed[d] being affected is my digestion / gut health. “

After finding “the right doctor,” Haack said he underwent a full endoscopy, in addition to gastrointestinal tests for bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, or SIBO, a condition in which excess bacteria can “cause diarrhea. and it can cause weight loss and malnutrition, “according to the Mayo Clinic.

Haack shared at the time that he was “praying that everything goes back well and a few rounds of antibiotics kill any bacteria that are damaging my GI tract,” adding, “I’ve talked to a lot of people about this and I just want to defend how important it is to trust. on your own health instincts and don’t ignore the things that happen in your body. “

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Haack, who is engaged to real estate agent Josh Hall, said her fiancé has been helping her with her health problems. the Christina on the coast The star called Hall “the best partner” after he took a midnight trip to get his stomach medicine earlier this month.

“My man. My [king], my protector, my [forever]”he wrote alongside a photo of Hall posted on Instagram on November 14.” Friday night in Florida for a @jacuzziofficialinstagram business session I had a stomach attack and he walked 3 miles at 3am to get me a liquid antacid. We were able to sleep for a few hours and function for two days of filming. He is the best partner in everything. “

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