Sometimes, if you want to lose weight, you should come and speak to your doctor first. At least this is how a 16 year old girl from London should have done before trying an apparently unhealthy tea bought online. The “online tea” caused hepatitis and other numerous complications that should not have occurred after simple tea consumption.
The situation was quite dangerous and unique, so researchers began a case study to find out what had brought the girl into this condition. She came in the hospital with abdominal pains, nausea and even joint pains. The physicians initially believed that she just had a minor infection, so they gave her antibiotics and sent her home without a worry, but things got complicated when she came back and was sent directly to the emergency room.
The doctors then found that the 16 year old had started drinking tea that she saw online. She just wanted to lose some weight. The situation was very frightening to her as she did not know what was going on and if she was in danger or not.
She declared that she “had only lost a couple of pounds but then started having horrible pains in my joints, and felt very dizzy and sick,” she said in the study. “I was very scared when I was admitted to hospital and had lots of tests. I didn’t fully understand what was going on at the time.”
Multiple tests were performed and, to everybody’s shock, she had acute hepatitis, an inflamed liver. The good news is that after having been administered intravenous fluids, the girl’s recovery was very fast. The only requirement now is that she does not drink that tea anymore.
The tea was not officially tested for substances that should not be in it or not, but the doctors believe that it was the main issue behind the girl’s health condition. The doctors “acknowledge that green tea is predominantly a very safe and healthy drink”, so they are now wondering whether other chemicals might have been added to it in order to favor weight loss, but with strong side effects.
The entire situation is rather vague because of the little amount of variables. The girl said she was consuming green tea, but nobody knows if she had been consuming something else. Doctors theorize that it was the tea, but there is not actual proof that the tea is the main issue here. The entire case looks like a narrow-minded approach to caution people not to buy tea from the internet, which is, in fact, only one of the issues at hand.
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