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How not to make yourself crazy

Step 2: Give yourself time

Allow yourself to feel what you are feeling. Anger. Resentment. Fear. Loss. Feelings are like traffic lights. They are warning signs that we do not ignore. So, let them come. Sit with them. Feel the feelings that rise to the surface. Just because you have the feeling, does not mean you have to act on it. So every day, during this grieving process, find a quiet space and let those feelings rise to the surface. Let them come with no judgment. We all grieve differently. For some, they need to talk it out. So call, whatsapp, text a friend and express the feeling. Post your feelings on your social media pages and engage with those who comment. For others, get a piece of paper or a journal and write it down. For others, doing something helps. So get a skipping rope and jump. Get outside the house and walk it out in your compound. Or even thorough clean and organize a specific room. The point is to give yourself permission to feel what you are feeling and then find a safe outlet for it. Do not rush.

By Catherine M. Ngarachu,
MA HOD Psychology,
Outspan Medical College

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Out of the 15 leading causes of death, men lead women in all of them except Alzheimer's disease because many men don't live long enough to develop. Although the gender gap is closing, men still die five years earlier than their wives, on average.

While the reasons are partly biological, men's approach to their health plays a role too. Men go to the doctor less than women and are more likely to have a serious condition when they do go; research shows that as long as men are working and feeling productive, most do not consider the risks to their health.

It's obvious that what all this means is that men need to pay attention to their health. Rather than ignore, procrastinate, deny and defend, they need to face health issues head-on

Erectile dysfunction

Untreated diabetes in men can lead to erectile dysfunction and other urological problems, nerve damage (neuropathy), dehydration and damage to the eyes, kidneys and hearing. Men, after putting on weight, are more at risk for diabetes than are women. Additionally, men typically store fat differently than women, which increases their risk The link between chronic disease and erectile dysfunction is most striking for diabetes. Men who have diabetes are two to three times more likely to have erectile dysfunction than men who do not have diabetes. Among men with erectile dysfunction, those with diabetes may experience the problem as much as 10 to 15 years earlier than men without diabetes. Yet evidence shows that good blood sugar control can minimize this risk.

A man is considered to have erectile dysfunction if he regularly finds it difficult getting or keeping a firm enough erection to be able to have sex, or if it interferes with other sexual activity. Most men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with their penis becoming hard or staying firm. However, erectile dysfunction (ED) is only considered a concern if satisfactory sexual performance has been impossible on a number of occasions for some time. Men who have a problem with their sexual performance may be reluctant to talk with their doctor, seeing it can be an embarrassing issue. However, ED is now well understood, and there are various treatments available.

It is always worth consulting a physician about persistent erection problems, as it could be caused by a serious medical condition. Whether the cause is simple or serious, a proper diagnosis can help to address any underlying medical issues and help resolve sexual difficulties.

Majority of men with erectile dysfunction consider taking alcohol instead of talking about how they feel in-order to feel better. This usually makes things worse in the long run. Your work will suffer and alcohol often leads to irresponsible, unpleasant or dangerous behavior.

Come for help

Erectile dysfunction and low libido is a major health concern in men and one of the leading causes of suicidal ideation. The first step in addressing individual concerns, being honest with yourself, your partner and your doctor. After the above is brought up, treating coping with it will be easier and less stressful.


by Peter Kimani- Clinician and Medical Educator-OTRH

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John Mwendwa
Class of 2017 - Medical Laboratory Science and Technology

I was at ease after the online business could take care of my bills and I could afford to buy most of what I needed and save a little. It wasn't a comfort zone for me though, not for one sec I kept on looking other ways to make money and achieve my dreams. It was an entomology lecture at the beginning of 2nd year when my lecturer mentioned that there have never been a treatment method of bed bugs other than fumigation, I knew fumigation was an expensive method andhad heard of bed bug outbreaks in the country and I had been a victim of the same parasite ata hostel I rented in freshmen year.

It sounded like mockery to me how such a petty parasite could cause such nuisance and can't be controlled. I went into online litterateur libraries on bedbug control to confirm the statement and yes my lecturer was correct.Then I asked myself how that would be true, of course I didn't have the answer. But I decided to venture into the idea with one objective to get a solution that will help the less fortunate offload the burden of throwing away their belongings just because they had been infested by bed bugs. I had had some cash on my account that could support my research as long as it would or wouldn’t work, it was a big gamble but I took it anyway. I saw it as an opportunity to return to the community and also make a living out of it.

Three years later I had a product that tested positive to kill bed bugs, white ants and cockroaches I just 5 sec almost instantly and was better than any other in the market. I've filled an application for registration and licencing under my name for the product at the PCPB. I also have a company (FORTECROM LIMITED) that deals in tender procurement that is up and running and I’m the majority shareholder holder and still maintaining my job at Karen hospital.

It's been tough, but as its said when the going gets tough only the tough get going. I categorize myself as tough. I know I can't do it all alone and I need help. I'm writing to you this part of me that no one knows about for the first time I believe it's worth it to share and just as Warren Buffet said "if you can't make money while sleeping, you'll die poor". I can't die poor.


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