Chi Dera 11 months ago
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Sick Day

How I learned to manage my health...I'm reactive to impurities; I just discovered that recently, I'm an individual who cares less about herself;

I'm reactive to impurities.
I just discovered that recently.
I'm an individual who cares less about herself;
I'm always healthy, so there are certain things I don't pay attention to.
But recently, my being has been calling for my full conscious attention.
Google says_
"Environmental pollutants can cause health problems like respiratory diseases, heart disease, and some types of cancer. People with low incomes are more likely to live in polluted areas and have unsafe drinking water. And children and pregnant women are at higher risk of health problems related to pollution."
I know that a common phrase in our society says in pidgin
"Dirty no dey kill a black man."
I know at a point that people's bodies become attuned to their environment in such a way that they become nonreactive to impurities and pollutants.
Sometimes we think these impurities can only affect us outdoors, but it doesn't seem so.
Sometimes there could be impurities within the home, workplace, school, or worship center that reacts differently to different people.
Sometimes it takes a while to take cues and unlearn certain habits around these places.
I've been one with the case of 'Sinusitis' (Sinuses) which I had to overcome not just medically and by relearning new habits but also by faith and prayers _ for those who don't think it's inappropriate to associate things with spirituality.
I do_ I was raised as a faith person.
Well, because I'm always around books, I get reactive to packed books or bookstores which have books stacked in for a long.
I always have clogged sinuses when I stick around too long.
I have been homebound today, writing, reading, and checking up on my work online.
I had medication that brought me down.
I have someone who has a more severe case of sinuses, who blows out bloôd from her nostrils if she tries too hard to breathe.
I know how it feels, and I think people should be educated on issues like this.
Sometimes these things just don't have reactive effects because we step outside.
Sometimes a closed place that is not rearranged often or well-ventilated could trigger it.
"Indoor air pollution can affect you at home, work, or even places you visit. It can increase your risk of respiratory diseases, such as asthma, allergies, and lung cancer. Indoor air pollution can be worse in winter when windows are shut tight and less fresh air can circulate." - (Google sources).
📌Sinus infection is a condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages become inflamed.
Treatable by a medical professional
Usually self-diagnosable
Lab tests or imaging are rarely required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
Acute sinusitis can be triggered by a cold or allergies and may resolve on its own. Chronic sinusitis lasts up to eight weeks and may be caused by an infection or growth.
📌Very common: More than 1.5 million cases per year (Nigeria)
I think parents should be exposed to this knowledge because, sometimes, incessant catarrh in children could be because of the condition.
Meanwhile, while the drugs were making me weak,
My sisters and I had to take 'sick day ' shots😊.
But I'm OK now.
My case was handled just by divine intervention. I just have catarrh occasionally that reminds me to be conscious of my environment.
Sinusitis is not a joke.
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