Energy Drink Habit Threatens Woman’s Life

A woman’s family found out about her addiction to Red Bull only after she got sick and landed in a hospital, according to Mad World News.

The site reported that Mary Allwood, a citizen of the United Kingdom, started guzzling the energy drink when she was 22 years old. Within four years, the habit was getting out of control.

The young mother was consuming 20 of the beverages daily, overloading her body with caffeine and sugar.

Allwood told the Daily Mail that she became so hooked on the drink, she was buying several cases every time she went to the store. She lied to the cashiers, claiming she was a restaurant owner.

The addiction became expensive, costing about $3,300 annually. The woman’s husband was still oblivious, failing to notice all the cases his wife hid in the family’s home.

It all came to a head last November when Allwood sought medical help for extreme pain in her side. Doctors discovered that her liver had swelled to double its proper size.

When they suggested the symptoms indicated she was an alcoholic, the patient came clean about her addiction. She had gone from a size 16 to 24 due to the extreme sugar intake, which inflamed her liver and caused a pair of lumps to form on the organ.

After her frightening health scare, Allwood stopped drinking Red Bull and started downing water instead. Despite suffering withdrawal symptoms, she has stayed off the energy drink and lost most of the weight she gained.

Her liver has returned to its normal size, the Telegraph reported.

Source: Mad World News
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