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Months ago a relative called me, and she was sounding scared on phone. She had just done a laboratory test and it showed she was infected with “Staphylococcus aureus”. She actually called me for free prescription. I was more angry with her for spending money doing an unnecessary investigation and calling me for free prescription. She ended up not taking any drug and she ended up using the report as trash. She had no infection whatsoever.

Also a couple who got married for sometime where scared when a report told them the cause of their infertility was staph and candida. Well that was the least of their problems, she actually had uterine fibroids and sorting it sorted the challenge.

Today saw a post on Facebook where someone was talking about this same Staph and a lot of gullible people were feeding on these lies.

Okay back to the basics, your skin no matter how you bathe is not as clean as you think. Staph which is actually a bacteria actually lives on your skin, nose, respiratory tract and even healthy lower reproductive tracts of females. In laymen terms na their house, they reside there, but sometimes cause diseases at these areas.

Guess what unlike what you are been told, they mainly cause Skin infections and can cause more serious problems if they leave the skin and enter into the blood stream. Also, many times when you do a skin swab and even urine culture, or even sperm culture or a high vagina swab. You will see Staph aureus, no be say e dey cause any wahala of sorts, mainly as a contaminant.

Yours truly you can take it to the bank, Staph aureus does not cause infertility. If you have money to dash people, you can send it to my account; At least I advise you Na.

Also you can take it to the bank, the cost of dialysis is very expensive in Nigeria and the price of a renal transplant is not a small something. Mind what you take into your body.

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2019.

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Every 10th of September the World Health Organization in collaboration with the International Association of Suicide Prevention celebrates the World Suicide Prevention Day.

This year just like last year the theme is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’.

Every year about 800,000 lose their lives by suicide and this amounts to a death by suicide every 40 seconds.

25 more people attempt suicides and many more have suicidal ideations.

Of those aged 15 – 29 years, suicide accounts for the second leading cause death, topped only by Road traffic accidents.

Suicide is a public health concern and any one can be affected, and it is very preventable.

Unfortunately suicide does not end the pain but passes it to family members, friends, colleagues and others.

Last Saturday, RivEthics an initiative of the first lady of Rivers State Justice Mrs Suzzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike, did a suicide awareness/ prevention campaign on radio and yours truly was the guest.

You can listen or download the broadcast which is in English Language and Pidgin English via the link below.

http://www.rivethics.com/index.php/2019/09/07/episode-167-ovundah-nyeche-world-suicide-prevention-day/

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Why do at last, what you should do at first?

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By Ovundah Nyeche

If you know you will eventually go to the hospital, please do go there first.

What shall it profit you to go everywhere and anywhere and then eventually come to a real hospital when options are few and limited.

You have diabetes and you are convinced by friends and others to stop taking your medications and you immediately thrash your medications and you start munching bitter leaves, bitter kola and alcoholic bitters like because according to them, it will cure you of diabetes.

Subsequently, you miss all your appointments as you think diabetes is all about sugar control.

Well yeah, you noticed your sugar control is better, but you are feeling more unwell and you seem not to realize, your kidneys are going on strike.

You are diabetic, you have a boil and you allow ‘the enemy’ to use you to burst it and you keep dressing the wound at home even when it is obvious the wound is going left and becoming worse. To explain it away, you are told you stepped on ‘poison’ (diabolic) and you have to also use diabolic means to treat it.

You know your issues, diabetes, but you are deceived, because someone that speaks Queen’s English and has a visa puts your hand in a phoney machine and gives you highfalutin diagnosis and tells you to discard your regular medications.
Hmm

I know the end of the story and it is usually not in your favour.

Please take your medications, instructions and appointments seriously and don’t take medical decisions based on hearsay or assumption.

#hearword #OvdSpeaks #hearwordseries

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Living Test Tubes…

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By Ovundah Nyeche.

And so one day I was seated with a patient, who came for a particular complaint…

And boom the  discussion turned to fibroids…

And boom I hear…

I am taking a herbal remedy for my fibroids…

And here was I sweating…

Madam, do you know what the herbal remedy you are taking contains? Nooooooooooo!

Madam, can you explain to me what fibroids are? The look changed to “if I had the chance, I will beat”… You can you explain to me what strength of material is? or explain to me the theory of relativity?…

Okay Madam, please do not be annoyed, “na play I dey play”…

Okay, jokes apart,  how does this herbal remedy work? Erm how am I supposed to know?

Madam, you know you are on other drugs, does this herbal remedy interact with other drugs you are taking?  And there was this “come young man you better behave yourself”… Well you know that look…

Erm Madam lest I forget, what are the side effects of this herbal remedy? “Haba” Doctor… These drugs are organic and have no side effect whatsoever…

Madam is beans you eat not organic? Shebi it has side effects… Which can range from firing, rumbling, peppering to praaaaaaaaa…

You say your medicine does not have any side effects at all? Yes oh…

Ironically, if a real doctor tells this patient anything, the patient will likely Google it… But when a wannabe is playing with the patient’s  life…They will likely look the other way…

Don’t kill yourself for nothing…

#hearword #OvdSpeaks #hearwordseries

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