Talk of menstrual health and only those who have been in the thick of it know how much of a blessing it is for one to go through their menstrual periods effortlessly.
Kenyan media personality, Njambi Koikai has lived to tell of a past that saw her spend years on the hospital bed, as she fought a grueling battle with the hostile endometriosis condition.
One she survived and one that earned her the title ´Endo Warrior´. The reggae enthusiast has revealed that having periods meant, she would loose buckets of blood for every attempt she made to brush her teeth after a meal.
This would see her cheeks bulge to the outside making one think she had put in too much food in her mouth, than she can chew.
Sharing a photo of herself back ion 2018, while she was receiving treatment in the US, the radio presenter recalled how she had to have part of her gum cut out while she was a teenager.
Ever since I started menstruating, I’ve had countless problems with my teeth and gums. My teeth and gums would bleed heavily everytime I brushed them during my period. In my teenage years, I had part of my gum cut out and 4 teeth removed.
This compelled her to wear braces for a good 5 years. Only for the issue to haunt her once again while in the US and after consultation, it emerged that she had high levels of oestrogen in her gums.
The effect gave her 8 cavities of which she seeks to have filled by her dentists but with the current COVID-19 situation, Njambi´s appointments have become a toll order.
I saw an orthodontist surgeon who told me I had very high levels of oestrogen in my gums. They removed 4 other teeth and cut my gum again. He also found out that the oestrogen was damaging my teeth. I have 8 cavities due to this. So in the coming weeks I will be going to visit my dentists to fill these cavities and other recommended procedures. (This Covid19 season is not the easiest though with appointments and all)
Further urging female fans to keep track of any body changes and always seek medical attention when something is amiss.
Look out for these signs and seek medical attention. Do not ignore. Endometriosis is a full body disease.
All in all, she confirmed that she is doing well and getting better, while receiving a couple of medical procedures that will see her through recovery successfully.
¨Endometriosis is a full body disease and should be treated with a multi-disciplinary approach,¨ she articulated.
January 15, 2021