A US-based medical expert, Dr. Ene Innocent has given insight into the health complication that Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar is currently undergoing, saying it is an autoimmune disease that a lot of women acquire during pregnancy.
The Internet on Sunday was abuzz with a publication alleging that popular Nigerian Pastor, Johnson Suleiman is responsible for the health issues of the Nollywood star.
The health issue, our correspondent gathered causes Halima lots of body pain, in addition to the loss of pregnancy.
The publication alleged that Halima’s health complications are spiritual, dating back to the days she allegedly had an affair with Pastor Suleiman.
Dr Ene’s professional intervention has however laid to rest all arguments as the health challenges is purely medical and not spiritual, she explains.
According to the global health expert, autoimmune which appears to be what Halima Abubakar is passing through can be acquired during pregnancies.
She said autoimmune sometimes could be triggered by the baby’s anti-body, a situation she said could induce pregnancy.
She posted on social media, “A lot of women acquire autoimmune diseases during pregnancy. This is sometimes triggered by the baby’s antibodies.
That is why there is pregnancy-induced diabetes, pregnancy-induced anaemia and pregnancy-induced high BP. These acquired diseases sometimes make a pregnancy high risk and some end up not carrying to term or miscarrying”
She further explained that there is no cure for autoimmune diseases “because it’s your own immune system literally fighting/damaging your cells.
People living with them just manage the symptoms which are reoccurring body sores blisters, joint pain, bloating, bleeding etc.”
She added, “Once it is a reoccurring symptom, a lot of Nigerians stop accepting the diagnosis and it becomes a spiritual something. Suddenly village people and ex-boyfriends are the culprits.”
Pastor Suleiman has since kept mum, refusing to join in the brickbats on the Internet.