Irish Woman's Soft Drink Habit is Turning Her Blind
A 26-year-old woman from Northern Ireland is slowly going blind, and the cause appears to be her extreme Red Bull habit.
Lena Lupari, from Newtownabbey in Antrim, drinks an unbelievable 28 cans of the energy drink every single day.
The mother-of -three told The Sun; “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.”
The mother-of-three spends hundreds of pounds a month on Red Bull
The paper reports that the woman, who is unemployed, spends more than £450 0f her monthly benefits - which total £1,800, on the sugary fix.
Lupari claims she was unaware of the long-term and severe damage she was doing until she collapsed two months ago. Doctors then discovered that she had developed Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) as a result of being seriously overweight and has placed pressure on her swollen optic nerves.
Other common symptoms are severe throbbing headaches.
Medical advisors have said she needs to lose seven stone to manage her symptoms. Since the June episode, the young mother has lost two stone but is now appealing to the NHS for help with losing a further five.