Woman Nearly Dies After Injecting Fruit Smoothie Into Her Veins
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Many of us might even have joked about how much easier it'd be to inject it all straight into our bodies, rather than throwing it down our throats... but surely no one would actually do it. Surely?!
Unfortunately, someone was silly enough to do just that.
A woman known only as Zeng, from the Hunan province in the south of China, blended a smoothie of 20 different kinds of fruit and chucked the mixture into an intravenous drip.
According to South China Morning Post, the 51-year-old was into 'unconventional health treatments', and this seems to be one of the more unusual ones she decided to follow.
Just because the fruit might have some nutrients inside them, doesn't mean you inject the juice into your goddamn veins. Jeez.
While she didn't immediately suffer any adverse reactions, it didn't take long for her arm to get itchy and she also developed a fever. Feng tried to keep it a secret but her husband could see that she was in distress and eventually convinced her to go to hospital.
Once she was admitted, doctors were shocked at her condition.
Doctor Liu Jianxiu told the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald that she had developed an infection in her liver, kidney and heart and was at risk of multiple organ failure.
Thankfully the team at the hospital nursed the 51-year-old back to health after putting her on dialysis, and giving her antibiotics and anti-clotting medicine.
Zeng said: "I had thought fresh fruits were very nutritious and it would not do me harm by injecting them into my body.
"I had no idea that would get me into such trouble."
Fairly out of the ordinary, right? Well, it seems like this sort of question - 'what would happen if I injected this liquid into my body?' - isn't confined to just Feng.
Over on Reddit, someone asked whether it was a good idea if they pushed Gatorade into their veins and was promptly told not to do it. Duh.
One person replied with: "Considering you're probably not sterilising it, nor the puncture site, you'd likely end up with a real nasty infection. Everything that isn't sterilised is crawling with bacteria, and you've just given them a free pass into your blood stream, past your first and best line of defence, your skin."
Just so we're clear, under zero circumstances should you inject anything without the guidance of a medical professional.