Welcome once again to another episode of Janet’s Health Corner here at Kokolife. Today we will be talking about the famous jedi jedi.
Jedi jedi means different things to different people and I will try to debunk as many myths as I can about this mysterious and all-encompassing disease.
MYTH 1 – It is a medical diagnosis.
I am a 500 level medical student and I can categorically tell you that there is no such diagnosis. I’m not saying your symptoms aren’t medically valid, however, it means so many things to so many people. Some people with back pain say its jedi jedi, some with diaper rash on their children say it’s the same thing. I have heard everything from diarrhoea to erectile dysfunction be described as jedi jedi and have decided that its is not valid. Describe what is wrong to your doctor, jedi jedi is not a thing.
MYTH 2 – It can be treated with herbs.
As we have already established, you obviously do not know what is wrong so how do you know herbs will cure it or which ones? Back pain could be a postural problem, your diarrhoea could be food poisoning, your erectile dysfunction could be an STD, GO TO A HOSPITAL. Stop self medicating a problem you can’t even diagnose.
MYTH 3 – It is piles.
Piles is another term for hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are collections of inflamed tissue in the anal canal. Piles are inflamed and swollen collections of tissue in the anal area and external piles occur on the outside edge of the anus. In simpler terms, is your asshole swollen, is it bleeding, is it burning? If no then you probably don’t have piles either.
MYTH 4 – It can only be solved through drugs.
This is yet another myth. If it is diarrhea, it might be food poisoning caused by bacteria, most of which is self-limiting. That is, let the toilet be your friend cause you will be there for a while then miraculously get better without treatment. The postural back pain could be treated by making lifestyle adjustments and the nappy rash could mean your baby is wet and needs more powder to protect their skin.
There are honestly a lot of other myths surrounding this mystical illness but I hope I have covered the more popular ones.
As always, I need to say that this article can not in any way be used as a substitute for medical consultation. Go to a hospital if something is wrong.Photo Credit: Getty