Why Herbal Medicines May Be Bad For You
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The man’s voice booms from a loudspeaker mounted atop a rickety Nissan Dalhattu sedan. I can tell he has performed this ritual this countless times. As usual, he claims virtually all illnesses, from hypertension to ‘childlessness’ and ‘impotency’, are caused by ‘Staph’. Even the Devil could not bring himself to peddle such blatant lies. His magical Energy 3000 is the cure for all illnesses, and the proof lay lies in the widely known fact that he is chairman of all herbalists in the country.
Even the Devil could not bring himself to peddle such blatant lies!
At intervals, a client walks solemnly to the battered automobile, makes payment in cash and takes possessions of a nondescript package presumably bearing the best offering of the season – a sex life makeover. The muddy soil, ever poised to topple a man, observed proceedings morosely. The sun has only just emerged from above the dark clouds after what may be described as a week of angry rains.
According to a story published by Associated Press, “many of the pills manufactured as safe herbal alternatives to Viagra and other prescription sex medications pose a hidden danger: for men on common heart and blood – pressure drugs, popping one could lead to a stroke, or even death”.
Manufactured by quasi-trained herbalists, their safety cannot be guaranteed. Studies say herbal remedies are wildly popular in developing countries, and their use is on the rise in the advanced nations of the West. These medicines have so far succeeded in eluding the prying eyes and the probing hands of regulatory authorities. Manufactured by quasi-trained herbalists, their safety cannot be guaranteed.
Renal injury and kidney failure have been linked with some of these therapies, and their cost of treating them is usually beyond the reach of the average person. The more important causes of kidney diseases are poorly controlled diabetes and hypertension, and there are concerns that bleaching creams play a significant role.
That high BP that is doing you could be your kidneys fighting to stay in business. That leg swelling is not the effect of jazz sent from the village. Early recognition of symptoms of kidney disease cannot be overemphasised, says a team of Nigerian nephologists, in a paper published in 2015 in the Indian Journal of Nephrology.
That high BP that is doing you could be your kidneys fighting to stay in business. That leg swelling is not the effect of jazz sent from the village. When your damaged kidneys leak protein, it is only natural that fluid will leak out of the blood vessels into the tissues, causing swelling.
Frankly, we do not know how to make these issues trend like Chidinma’s leaked sex tape, as Nigerians like sex pass anything. But we do believe that the few people who will read this message can be trusted to relay it to their relatives in far flung corners of the country. Una well done.