Based on an article written by MedicalNewsToday, there are some medical problems that regular ingestion of okra can escalate and worsen due to the high proportion of some powerful chemicals it contains, which can trigger the spread of the condition or ailments, and also give more grounds for them to cause more damage to tissues and organs in the body. According to Healthline, okra is a vegetable that is blessed with many active and beneficial nutrients that help to address some issues in the body and also disband or destroy certain harmful substances in the body like bad LDL cholesterol and free radicals, but it is also home to some unfriendly substances that can escalate and worsen some medical problems, which I will briefly educate you on in the following paragraphs.
1. Medical problems involving digestive issues, also known as gastrointestinal conditions, which give birth to diarrhea, gas infilling in the intestines, bloating, abdominal pain or cramps, can be escalated and worsened by okra due to the chemical compound called fructans in it, which the body undergoes much stress to digest over a long period of time.
2. Kidney stones are another medical problem that regular ingestion of okra can escalate and worsen due to its high oxalate content, which can break down to react with calcium in the body to produce a crystal-made substance called calcium oxalate, which can hang in the kidneys and increase the number of kidney stones and cause a lot of pain.
3. Arthritis or joint pain is another medical problem or condition that frequent or regular ingestion or consumption of okra can cause to worsen due to the high proportion of the chemical substance called solanine in okra, which is harmful to the tissues of the joint, causes their inflammation to escalate, and also makes it worse.
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