Endometriosis warrior Njambi Koikai is slowly recovering after undergoing more than 10 surgeries to treat the condition.
Njambi has advised women to go for regular checkups and get treated early before endometriosis ravages their bodies.
Using her case as an example, she revealed that every time she started menstruating her gums and teeth would bleed.
‘Endometriosis is a full-body disease and should be treated with a multi-disciplinary approach.
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. I later wore braces for 5 years. During my treatment in the US, my teeth and gums were at it again. 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 any other recommended procedure. Look out for these signs and seek medical attention. Do not ignore. Endometriosis is a full-body disease,’ she wrote.
nloice Wooiii, I didn’t know it was the cause, I wud also get painful gums n toothaches before periods, enyewe endometriosis is not normal 😩😩😩things I go through, shoulder pains, sharp pains in my lungs, mingranes and pelvis pains kwanza very severe, wacha tu,, but will sail out of it one day
jackmaungu So sorry Njambi. You have gone through alot of difficult times.May God heal.it shall be well in Jesus name
bashekassim When will this end, that’s too much pain and suffering for one person to endure!
terry.chep Strong woman…..I love your strength courage power and acceptance …..keep going lady
nicksonbokello Real-life strength. Keep strong.
trizahshiro You are a testimony of the Lord’s doing…. Keep safe dear💖