Youth Hospitalized After Drinking Two Cans Of Energy Drinks⚡️

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

The article below states a football player or soccer as it's called in the US, was hospitalized overnight after consuming two cans of a leading energy drink following match with friends. The teen presented as having a swollen tongue, inability to speak clearly with numbness in the arms and face. Thankfully the teen is back home and fully recovered.

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Medical professionals around the world agree, caffeine and stimulant containing energy drinks have no place in the diet of children and adolescents.

Energy drinks have shown to affect endothelial function by causing a narrowing of the blood vessels and restricted blood flow. This can create a flow-demand imbalance which is the classic setup for ischemia in the heart muscle. This can lead to ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac arrest.

Energy drinks have the potential to cause extreme dehydration. Caffeine acts as a diuretic causing the body to lose water. Exercise alone can dehydrate a person, so consuming caffeine-packed energy drinks before, during or after physical activity can worsen dehydration and be dangerous to the heart. The high concentration of sugar in energy drinks can also slow the body's ability to absorb water.