The Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians in opposition to extreme fasting, saying it will possibly destroy the kidney.
NAFDAC Director Basic, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye stated so in Abuja throughout a briefing on Monday, January 23.
She urged Nigerians to quick with frequent sense or pay with their kidneys.
She additionally urged Nigerians to chorus from patronizing avenue nook hawkers and drug distributors.
Adeyeye stated: “Kidney failure, liver harm, and so on. I do not know the way many individuals have died in Nigeria attributable to substandard medication and unhealthy meals.
“Nevertheless, we’re a really non secular nation, Muslims and Christians, we quick rather a lot, and that’s a part of the kidney downside. As a result of your physique has to have a stability of homeostasis, which signifies that the water degree in your physique should be sufficient to make your Some organs quick for 10, 20 days, with out ingesting numerous water.The kidney is punished.
“Now in case you put chemical compounds in it, it triples exponentially, with harm to the kidneys. That is as a result of the kidney does not have sufficient water to dilute and filter.
“I quick however I quick with frequent sense. We should quick with frequent sense, in any other case we can pay for it with our kidneys. Additionally, don’t purchase drugs from hawkers and comfort shops. However drugs from pharmacies.”