Among KC Concepcion's closest friends is Teacher Georcelle Dapat-Sy.
Hence, during the latter's launch of her autobiography The Force Within, Lessons in Life On and Off Stage, under VRJ Books, the publishing company of VIVA Entertainment, the press asked the choreographer about KC's weight-loss journey.
The two ladies go to the same doctor.
In fact, according to Teacher Georcelle, "I was the one who recommended sa kanya.
"Yung doctor ko kasi, meron siyang holistic approach na hindi niya iti-trigger kung anong masakit sa ’yo.
“When I went to that doctor, I had a problem with my menstruation, irregular siya.
"I said, 'What’s wrong with this?'
"I went to an OB, and she said, 'Baka pre-menopausal ka na.' Sabi ko, 'Oh, ang sakit! Ang sakit po!"
And all the symptoms, based on her own research, seemed to be agreeing with her doctor's initial diagnosis.
She continued, "And in my readings, iyan din ang sinasabi.
"But when I went to my doctor, I said, 'Hold on.' Wala na siyang ibinibigay sa akin na options.
"Parang dun na, end na. Sabi ko, 'Wait, no!'"
A chat with one of her makeup artists, Carmi David, led her to Dra. Ruby Magpantay, who specializes in Preventive, Anti Aging, and Regenerative Medicine.
"Si Carmi, siya yung nag-recommend. Si Carmi, marami siyang clients na alta...so ni-recommend niya kung saan pumupunta yung mga client niya.
"So this doctor, when I found her, sobrang love ko siya, her name is Dra. Ruby Magpantay, regenerative medicine."
She and the doctor found out what had been causing her irregular periods through a blood test.
"It’s just a blood test, nakita sa blood test, the reason why my menstruation is irregular is because of my hypothyroidism," a condition where the thyroid produces less thyroid hormone than it should, thus, causing the metabolism to run too slow.
Teacher Georcelle resumed, "So kaya pala mahirap mag-build ng muscles. Extra effort for me na mag-build ng muscles.
"When I discovered that, hindi ako naging madamot sa pag-share sa friends ko, and I shared this with KC."
For the past two years, KC has been having struggling with her weight.
"Sabi ko, Kace [KC's nickname], if you keep on doing this, the discipline, and food...then there’s something going there in your hormones, better go to my doctor.
"Wala siyang thyroidism pero meron siyang adrenal fatigue," which, according to adrenalfatigue.org, is "a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level."
KC's condition is most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia."
It can be recalled that KC got hospitalized for four days in 2014 due to pneumonia.
"Maraming nangyari sa hormones niya, but I’m happy that she’s already started getting back in shape,” said Teacher Georcelle about her "down-to-earth and authentic" friend.