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Woman Drinks Nothing But Soda For 16 Years, Suffers The Consequences!

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Ever wonder what would happen if you drank NOTHING BUT SODA for close to two decades? Well, let us tell you a little story about what happens… HEART PROBLEMS HAPPEN!

At 31, a woman had been drinking nothing but soda for the past 16 years of her life, and she was diagnosed with a severe potassium deficiency and something called long QT syndrome — which causes erratic heart beats!

So how were they sure it was the soda? She did not have a family history of heart or hormone problems, and had admitted that since 15 years old, she hadn't had any water! She drank about 2 liters soda A DAY!

Then, they proved it: after a week of not drinking ANY soda (we bet she was having serious withdrawals!), her potassium levels went right back up and her heart problems disappeared!!

This just goes to show — you should probably act like an adult and drink some water from time to time! Jeez! Ha!

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7 comments to “Woman Drinks Nothing But Soda For 16 Years, Suffers The Consequences!”

  1. shelly says – reply to this


    Decent, intelligent people are dying every day from things over which they have no control and this this moron manages to survive? Seriously, this makes me yearn for some sort of social Darwinist basis to medicine in which fucking idiots should just be put down in order to save time/resources for those who actually deserve it. Only in America…

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    Re: shelly – No kidding eh

  3. joseUlises says – reply to this


    there's no way i could survive a day without water , i drink a soda maybe a day with lunch or dinner , but man i need my cold water, crazy how she survived for so many years.

  4. Wayne's Mommy says – reply to this


    i remember having a bad soda drinking habit and going cold turkey for a year. OMG- i went a little over a month before I was able to sleep through entire nights again. I was so cranky and had a constant headache for weeks. best thing i ever did!

  5. Erika says – reply to this


    She's probably looks twice her age and has no teeth. Makes me wanna guzzle a gallon of water just thinking of it!

  6. BB says – reply to this


    So what does Shaq have to do with this story?

  7. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Sure hope she did not to have too many if any potassium IV;s, those things hurt like crazy. I was in the hospital once for low potassium so I know about this. Glad she is OK.
    I too drink nothing but ice water all day long (then I hit the Scotch or wine).
    The only time when I drink soda is when I am in Mexico, where they make Coke with real cane sugar instead of that fructose stuff and go for the full on Coke, not Coke Lite).