Man Develops Hepatitis From Excessive Energy Drinks

Written by intern, Breauna Mathis (@beautifulme_10)

One man’s poor diet choice of drinking four to five energy drinks a day has led him to the hospital with acute hepatitis.

According to BLM, “the previously healthy man was a 50-year-old construction worker who had been drinking four to five energy drinks daily for three weeks to get through work. As a result, the man reportedly started feeling tired and started having abdominal pain. His symptoms worsened, but he disregarded them, thinking it was the flu. Once the man’s urine became black and his skin started to turn yellow from jaundice, he went to the emergency department.”

It was confirmed by the doctors that he indeed had hepatitis and jaundice. Gizmodo wrote, “..lab tests revealed high levels of transaminases, liver enzymes indicative of damage and evidence of chronic hepatitis C infection.”

Doctors figure the hepatitis was most likely developed from the excessive energy drinks. Even though the brand name was not specified, Gizmodo made a side note that popular energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar. And all three contain 40 mg of niacin—double the recommended daily intake.

It’s not the first time we’ve heard that excessive energy drinks have caused damage to the internal organs. In one extreme case, a women went blind after drinking 28 red bulls a day. Talk about addiction…

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