Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I am part doctor & counselor to my clients.

Halim wanted me to see his new found love. They just got marry recently and this is his second wife. As Muslim in our country, they are allowed to marry four wives. Out of love, Halim effected a life insurance plan for Fina. Recently the husband was a bit disturbed with the new wife. She gets upset easily, hot temper and could be arrogance too. As Halim is also my client who regularly read my wisdom of life, asked whether I could see and speak over with Fina. Perhaps my listening could understand her problems.

Over a lunch we met when we chatted over various topics. I could see Fina is truly a loving lady with intelligence. Her eyes tell she loves her man dearly. There was no sign of arrogance in her but rather she was sweet and gentle when we talked. Perhaps this was the first time we met when she had to behave nice. As we were talking over the medical and insurance needs, Fina mentioned she might be having thyroid problem. Her hand shakes and she sweats excessively. I might not be a medical doctor but through the many years in insurance business, I had seen countless clients who suffered in this sickness.

This what I know on...Hyperthyroidism or Overactive Thyroid
The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone, which controls respiration, digestion and a number of other important functions in the human body. But sometimes, the thyroid "over produces" these hormones. The result is a condition known as hyperthyroidism. It's also called overactive thyroid or "high thyroid."

Hyperthyroidism symptoms vary somewhat depending on age.
Typical symptoms among adults include
Puffiness around the eyes, which appear to be getting bigger. Some people describe it as a "bug eyed" appearance.
Difficulty concentrating and a slippage of intellectual ability
Excessive sweating Feeling excessively hot in normal or cold temperatures
Frequent bowel movements
Hand tremors
Joint pains
Losing weight despite normal or increased appetite
Menstrual period becomes scant, or ceases altogether
Nervousness and excitability.

I told Halim, when a woman is suffering from hyperthyroid, she could be extremely stressful. She could cry for no reason, upset easily and could show temper and be arrogance to those who are near to her. Besides medication, the man who loves her has to understand her emotion. He has to offer more assurance and concern to the wife. As she is the second wife, she might not be happy when the husband isn't around...especially the night. Alone could lead to loneliness and loneliness is a killer to the heart. Those who suffer from hyperthyroid are very sensitive in feeling. From what I understand, the best way to cure thyroid is constant swimming which might calm her emotion and control her stress tolerance. Not forgetting plenty of love and affection to be given to the lady who suffers silently.

Life insurance agents not only sell insurance, we are part doctor to our clients, we provide councelling whenever a family problem arises and we try to make things happen positively. I hope Halim and Fina know what to do best for themselves now. In case they need my help again, I am just one call away from them.

Food for the thought - "All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity" - Sallust

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