A woman's Red Bull addiction is making her go blind
Lena Lupari, 26, is seriously obsessed with Red Bull. The Newtownabbey mom of three drinks 28 cans of the energy drink every day.
The obsession does not go without side effects. Lupari wants the NHS to pay for gastric band surgery as she has gained so much weight in recent years that her brain has become swollen. She said:
"I'm hooked on Red Bull, it's like a Class A drug. But recently I started getting migraines and then black spots in my vision. My gran had the same symptoms and within two years she was dead. I'm trying to cut down but I've tried before and I always relapse. I can't let it go."
In Lupari's case, Red Bull is proving to be as addictive and dangerous as any Class A drug. The mother spends more than $450 a month on the energy drink.
As one 250 ml can of Red Bull reportedly contains seven teaspoons of sugar, medics have told Lupari that she will go blind from brain swelling if she does not lose weight soon. Therefore, she is hoping to move to England for a gastric band operation. She believes that the NHS should cover the surgery costs. She said:
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