The Dangers Of Paracetamol Revealed by Doctors

Repeated use of paracetamol, commonly referred to ‘panadol’ can lead to kidney disease says Dr. Aliyu Dahiru Waziri at the department of Hematology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika, Zaria.

 In a lecture titled ‘Managing Sickle Cell Crises’, on Friday, the doctor said research has shown that consistent consumption of paracetamol can affect the function of the kidney.

The lecture, according to Daily Trust was organised by the Safiyya Sickle Cell Foundation, a non-governmental organisation assists people living with sickle cell anaemia.The lecture took place at the ABU main campus in Samaru.

Daily Trust quotes the doctor saying: “I think that is why we are experiencing frequent kidney cases in Nigeria. I want to advise Nigerians to avoid the habit of frequent intake of panadol to avoid the chances of being infected by kidney disease.

 “Some factors that predispose to sickle cell crises include;dehydration, infection, extreme temperature, stress, pregnancy, high altitude and extreme physical exercise.”Foundation leader, Mrs. Ronke Daudu, added during the lecture that the objectives of the foundation were eliminating sickle cells anaemia, stopping  stigmatisation of patients and rendering assistance to the victims.

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