This is what happens to your body when you drink 5 energy drinks a day for 7 years!

This is what happens to your body when you drink 5 energy drinks a day for 7 years!

Dion Parratt was in the 7th class at her school in England when she decided to start dieting because she wasn’t happy with her body. At age 11 she more or less stopped eating. To keep her energy up for the whole day, Dion began to drink more and moreenergy drinks. Her diet turned into a downright addiction and for years she drank at least 4 energy drinks to make it through each day. 7 years later she posted on Facebookwhat it has done to her body:

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“I’m aware I look awful here but I thought long and hard about uploading it. This is what happens when you spend your childhood drinking energy drinks. I’m now stuck with wires and a massive box attached to me for hours. Before you drink them cheap energy drinks think about what your doing to your body. And to anyone who is a parent, don’t let your kids drink them they should be banned.”

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Today, Dion suffers from serious heart problems and has to wear an ECG monitor around the clock. Before doctors made the diagnosis, Dion had 2 miscarriages. When she went to the doctor with severe heart flutters, he determined that she had dangerously low blood pressure. That was the reason she had lost her 2 unborn babies.

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Experts warn that even consuming 2 energy drinks per day gives your body a dangerous dose of caffeine. It’s even more risky for young children and teens. Drinking a singleenergy drink heightens the chances of permanent heart damage.

The high caffeine content in the drinks raises your blood pressure, pulse, and activates your brain. If consuming energy drinks becomes a habit, your body can undergo serious withdrawals when you stop drinking them. This can include exhaustion, headaches, and depression.

But doctors were surprised that Dion’s excess drinking led to low blood pressure. It may be that her young body got used to the high doses of caffeine and stopped reacting to the substance. That can also happen if you habitually overdo it with caffeine.

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It’s scary that this now 18-year-old isn’t the first, and probably not the last, victim of these popular beverages. Fellow British citizen Dean Wharmby died from over-consumption.

But before everyone rings the alarm and calls for a ban on energy drinks, remember that the drinks sold by many of the large coffee chains contain just as much, and often more, caffeine than the typical energy drink.

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As with most things in life, balance is key. You’re still allowed to treat yourself now and again. But Dion was out of control and now she is paying the price of her naive decisions.