Leading up to her collapse, Samantha Sharpe had been experiencing increasingly severe blackouts as her addiction to energy drinks grew out of control, culminating in an event doctors later determined was caused by second degree heart blockage. The mother of three is now required to wear a pacemaker for the rest of her life.
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What’s the problem?
In addition to her troubling energy drink fix, Sharp also has kidney stones and was diagnosed as prediabetic due to her massive sugar intake, Metro reports. So were the energy drinks ruled to be the sole cause of her health condition? No, but 6 of the sugar-laden beverages per day could not have done much to help.
Fresh off a potentially life-threatening health scare, Hamilton has made it her personal mission to warn others of the dangers of energy drinks.
“My sister, who is a nurse, said the addiction is worse than that of heroin, which I can understand because I needed it to help me be awake,” Sharpe said.
Many people use energy drinks much the same as Miss Sharp, as a crutch to rely on to help get them through their day. However, these highly caffeinated beverages can cause severe cardiac side effects including sudden death, according to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJS). An international research team led by Dr. Fabian Sanchis-Gomar of Madrid, Spain, said the main concern with energy drinks is that they can easily aggravate underlying heart issues and cause life-threatening arrhythmias in the hearts of the consumers who drink them.
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