The advent of Galamsey and how it is destroying our water bodies have potential demerits on our health. The government of the day has staged war against the act, however, some Ghanaians, who have either invested or work at those sites disagree with the fight.
Today on Randy Abbey’s “Good Morning Ghana,” Dr Oko Boye, former Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku Constituency has revealed some shocking news to Ghanaians. According to the doctor, in the next 10 to 15 years, many Ghanaians could be on dialysis.
This is because the use of mercury by the Galamsey operators can drop metals in our water. We use these waters for cooking and drinking as well. "If care is not taken, the surest way to get kidney disease is by having the heavy metals in our body." -He warned.
The kidney filters the blood by removing the waste and excess fluid from the body. This waste is sent to the bladder to be eliminated when you urinate. However, if the kidney fails in its function, a dialysis machine is used to replace the kidney. This helps keep your fluids and electrolytes in balance.
But do you deserve that? would you be happy to be in this terrible medical condition? If your answer is NO, then discourage Galamsey and help Ghana redeem the water bodies and forest reserves that used to be virgin.
Moreover, the use of dialysis isn’t immune from side effects. Inasmuch as they save a life, for some time, they also carry certain risks: such as low blood pressure, anaemia, difficulty sleeping, itching, high blood potassium, muscle cramping, irregular heartbeat and cardiac death.
To prevent the side effects of dialysis, you would have to do a kidney transplant or take the expensive recommended drug by your physician. However, some lifestyle changes can also help you in fighting this challenge. They include eating: bananas, tomatoes, oranges, chocolates, nuts and peanuts butter, spinach and avocado.
Ideally, Let’s fight against Galamsey to prevent kidney failure in the first place.
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