A consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Dr Ganiyat Kikelomo Oyeleke, has explained how stress destroys the human organs.
Speaking in Lagos during a Muslimah Health Forum organized by Bountiis Charity Initiative (BCI), she explained that the effect of stress on the entire body organ can be reversed if managed properly on time.
Dr. Oyeleke noted that inability to manage stress could have adverse effects on human organs thus resulting into mental disorder, permanent or temporary disability and loss of live.
She urged women to take good care of their health by understanding how to deal with stress. In her welcome speech, BCI’s Executive Director, Mrs. Falilat Jimoh, said Bountiis as an organization is committed to finding solutions to the routine challenges facing women daily through capacity building, empowerment, health and other societal issues.
“At Bountiis, we strive to inspire and empower the muslimah to ensure qualitative living standards within the boundary of Islam,” she said.
According to her, some health problems, for instance, have out of ignorance led to loss of lives, permanent disabilities, full-blown mental disorder and loss of faith.
“This is because of certain cultural belief where discussions on sexual issues are regarded as a taboo, the mention of psychiatric doctor is seen as a curse, and menopausal symptoms are seen as spiritual attacks,” she added.
The event which featured free health checks and medical consultation in partnership with the Lagos Chapter of Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) and Madaniyyah Women Specialist Hospital, had 16 specialists and experts in the areas of women’s health who educated about 1,000 Muslim women participants in attendance.
Some experts include Consultant Psychiatrist, Cardiac Dietician, Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, Obstetricians and Gynecologists from teaching hospitals in Nigeria and selected private practices.
Certified wellness coach, health coaches, mental health advocates and activist were also members of the panel discussant. The event which had four sessions focused on various health issues facing Muslim women such as stress and lifestyle, anxiety and depression, s*x and sexuality and the ageing challenge.
The Muslimah Health Forum was part of Bountiis social impact projects as a woman-based charity organization.