A Tamale - based Medical Practitioner has warned the public especially young people against the excessive intake of beverages that contain stimulants. According to Dr. Seidu Fiter, consuming too much of Energy Drinks have the tendency to cause stroke or heart attack as they contain substances that can cause blood vessels to shrink and therefore make it hard for the heart to effectively pump blood around the body.
In a Facebook page, the Senior Labouratory expert at the Tamale Teaching Hospital who warns the youth to stay safe by staying away from Energy Drinks said it will not be out of place to attribute the increasing number of young people suffering from stroke to the excessive consumption of energy drinks. He debunks the erroneous impression held by many that stroke is for fat people, pointing out that a lot of factors including excessive intake of Energy drinks could lead to people suffering from heart related conditions.
Below is the full statement issued by the Medical Practitioner
Energy drinks can be bad for your heart because it can raise your blood pressure, which can increase your risk of suffering from a HEART ATTACK and STROKE.
How does this happen?
Taking energy drinks can make your BLOOD VESSELS NARROWER; thus, making it harder for your heart to pump blood. Stay away from "energy" drinks and stay safe🙏.
NB: You won't be wrong to attribute the rise in the number of young people who are suffering with stroke, stroke is not for FAT people. Several factors contribute to that.
Yours at service
Dr. Seidu Fiter
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