It is said that too much of a good thing can be also a bad thing. This might be a bit confusing but there are certain things that you can actually overdose on which will basically put your life in danger and lead you to several health complications!
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The last thing you might ever expect is to be at death’s door when excessively consuming soy sauce. This might sound surprising but this delicate yet salty flavored sauce can end your life and in the luckiest cases, you will survive but with fatal and permanent neurological problems.
Back to 2013, a 19-year-old man from Virginia accepted to drink 0.9 liters of soy sauce as a dare. The guy went into a coma and almost died from the very high amount of salt in his body.
This latter condition is scientifically known as hypernatremia and occurs when the bloodstream becomes completely saturated as a result of the excessive and high amount of salt in the body.
Therefore, to lower the salt concentration, the bloodstream starts to draw and absorb the water from all the other parts of the body, including the brain which in turn may shrink and bleed in case it loses water.
According to reports, what happened to the guy right after consuming the soy sauce was really scary and frightening. He began to have seizures and his friends immediately took him to the hospital.
However, he had fallen into a coma and the doctors rushed around to help him out by flushing the salt from his system using a combination of water and sugar dextrose. Luckily, his sodium levels returned to normal but he remained in a coma for three days before waking up healthy and unharmed.
The doctor said that it’s really a miracle because he was the first person to overdose on such high amount of salt and survive without any neurological problems.
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An Arkansas man around the age of 56-year-old suffered from kidney failure because of daily drinking 8 oz cups of iced tea. The guy was continuously complaining of nausea, weakness, and body aches. So, when he was taken to the hospital in may 2014, he was diagnosed as having extremely clogged and irritated kidneys.
Doctors found that this damage was actually due to oxalate chemical that is naturally found in black tea and other food items. Excessive levels of oxalate can definitely harm the kidneys, said the doctors. the Harvard School of Public Health said on this matter that it is totally safe to consume four cups of tea per day but sixteen cups per day are just too many.
Do you know that only 4.4gms of nutmeg are enough to make you experience nutmeg toxicity? Well, nutmeg contains a natural compound known as Myristicin which can lead to hallucinations and even result in hallucinogenic effects that are very similar to those caused by the L.S.D drug.
For this reason, nutmeg is very commonly used by teenagers and prison inmates who are looking for a legal and an easily available natural drug to experience a high.
What you might not know about nutmeg is that only one hour after consuming it, the person starts to experience some very nasty side effects such as severe gastrointestinal problems and that’s in addition to heart and nerve problems after a few hours of consumption.
Surprisingly, nutmeg intoxication is not something knew since many cases have been since the early 1900s and 1960s.
In 1990s toothpaste companies warned the consumers about the tragical results that can be caused by using too much toothpaste. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not believe that toothpaste companies had enough warning about the dangers of toothpaste.
Therefore, another warning along with a poison symbol was released in 1997 stating that the products contain fluoride. The latter is believed to be linked with toxicity, therefore, consuming large amounts of this product is fatal.
According to FDA, children can be easily affected. This means that by swallowing only smaller amount of this substance is enough to cause severe fluoride poisoning and a larger amount may even kill a child weighing less than 30 kilograms.
Cruciferous vegetable is leafy green plants such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and kale. These veggies are very healthy nutrients loaded with high amounts of antioxidants and have endless health benefits. However, consuming too much of it is definitely a bad thing.
According to reports, in 2011 and most precisely at Christmas dinner, a man was hospitalized after he overdosed on brussels sprouts. It was said that the guy had a mechanical heart and was taking various anticoagulants.
What made the situation worse is that the brussel sprout like all the other cruciferous veggies is packed with vitamin K, which in return promotes blood clotting. This had counteracted with the man’s medication, the anticoagulants. So, he suddenly began to experience heart problems.
If you have weak kidneys or are already suffering from kidney damage or failure, you’d better stay away from the Star fruit. Only a small amount can make your condition even worse.
Carambola fruit is known to cause too much harm and damage to the body, especially to the renal system if consumed in larger quantities. Let’s say, if you have the habit to eat the fruit regularly or drink its juice on an empty stomach, then you are more likely to suffer from the fruit poisoning and toxicity.
Some of the symptoms that will appear in case of mild toxication are nausea, insomnia, seizures, and hiccups while in severe cases, you might experience a lasting damage at the level of your kidneys where you will be on dialysis for the rest of your life.
Usually, you would always hear doctors advising pregnant woman and children not to excessively consume tuna, but basically, everyone is at equal risk!
Whether you prefer to eat it raw, cooked, or canned overeating tuna is loaded with higher concentrations of mercury levels, which is found in almost all species of fish but with higher amounts in the predatory fish.
Undoubtedly, mercury is extremely toxic to humans. It can be easily filtered out when in a small amount, however, larger amounts can be a bit complicated and result in severe kidney problems, respiratory failure, and even death.
What really happens is that most of the people are m fully aware that eating too much tuna is unhealthy and dangerous but what they might ignore is what amount is ‘’too much » for their health.
According to FDA, it is definitely not recommended to consume more than 170-grams of albacore tuna every nine days for the people weighing 68 kilograms or more. Otherwise, they are likely to suffer from mercury poisoning.
Muscle cream is a lifesaver for many people who are seeking relief from continues backaches or pains. However, applying too much of it can have very negative and fatal consequences. This cream found to contain Methyl salicylate.
The latter is an anti-inflammatory found in many products , among which are Bengay and Icy Hot. Despite the fact that this cream is applied only to the surface of the skin, it enters the body by seeping through the pores and spread through the muscles and nerves.
Arielle Newman, a 17-year-old track star died as a result of an overdose of methyl salicylate. The latter said to have used muscle creams repeatedly along with adhesive pads containing methyl salicylate which made her body absorb all the chemical until it had reached the toxic level.
According to FDA excessively and regularly consuming black licorice can be life threating, especially for those over the age of 40. This warning came immediately after a case was reported to suffer from heart issues that were attributed to the chewy candy.
Studies show that only eating about 2.5-centimeter pieces daily for a period of two weeks is enough to cause heart problems. In fact, black licorice contains glycyrrhizin, a compound that causes the decrease of potassium levels in the body.
Therefore, when potassium levels drop, the individual is more likely to suffer from heart issues and other health complications such as high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Okay, this might be surprising because normally vitamins are supplements that are supposed to improve your health and make you feel better. In fact, too many vitamins can actually put your life at risk and cause you some forms of cancer as well as many other health benefits. Normally there are the water-soluble vitamins and the lipid-soluble ones.
Luckily the first type can be easily and automatically flushed out of the body through urine while the other type of vitamins, such as vitamin A is more likely to be stored in body fat and build up to toxic levels leading to liver damage, birth defects, and even cancer.
A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute to test the effectiveness of vitamin A in preventing the occurrence of prostate cancer exposed that men who took the vitamin A supplement were 17 percent more to develop a prostate cancer than those who did not take the vitamin at all.
Still, this doesn’t mean that water-soluble vitamins can be taken excessively. Water-soluble vitamin C, for instance, can be easily flushed out but too much of it can lead you to an overdose leaving you suffering from Diarrhea, stomachaches, and kidney stones.