Energy drinks have been linked to an increase in emergency room visits and deaths. Globally, the popularity of energy drinks is steadily increasing. Scientific interest in their effects on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems in humans is also expanding and with it comes a growing number of case reports of adverse events associated with energy drinks. The vast majority of studies carried out in the general population report effects on blood pressure and heart rate. There's been a lot of controversy about caffeine-spiked energy drinks in recent years following a spate of deaths and overdoses related to the beverages. A case study of a gamer who drank about 12 bottles of energy drinks in 15 minutes helps doctors to analyse the effect of overconsumption of energy drinks within a short period of time.
These are what clinical adjunct professor of chubbyemu finds out in his case study.
(a) Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. The pain is often worse after eating, in the evening, or when lying down or bending over. Occasional heartburn is common and no cause for alarm, but in these cases, it was very severe.
(b) Nausea: Nausea can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include motion such as from a car and plane, taking pills on an empty stomach, eating too much or too little or drinking too much energy drink. Nausea is that awful, queasy feeling you get in your stomach that makes you feel like you're going to vomit.
(c) Hyperglycemia: The study shows that such excess consumption of energy drinks can cause blood insulin levels to spike and may lead to subsequent problems bringing blood sugar levels down to normal.
(d) Hyperlipasemia: The study shows that consumption of 12 energy drinks in 15 minutes can cause enzymes that digest fats to be excessive in the blood, thereby causing the enzymes to attack nearby organs like the pancreas, leading to pancreatitis.
(c) Liver and Kidney Failure: Excess consumption of energy drinks at a time can cause the intestine to leak bacteria into the bloodstream causing infection which causes the immune system of the body to attack its cells and organs like the liver and kidney thereby causing liver and kidney failure.
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