A patient in a hospital receives intravenous (IV) therapy (illustrative).
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A woman from China almost died after injecting herself with fruit juice because she thought it was healthy.
The woman, known as Zang, made a juice from 20 different types of fruits and then injected herself with the juice through an IV. She thought it would keep her healthy, but a few hours after the injection she began feeling itching in the area where she injected and became feverish.
“I thought fresh fruits were really healthy and nutritious, and wouldn’t cause any harm if I injected them into my body,” Zang explained to the Morning Herald
. “I had no idea that it could harm me so badly.”
Zang wasn’t too worried though, and continued with her daily routine. That night, her husband noticed she wasn’t feeling well, and after she told him what she had done, he brought her straight to the hospital.
The doctor who treated her told the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald
Zang suffered from a severe infection and damage to her liver, kidneys and heart.
She was in life-threatening condition, and there were concerns that she would suffer from systemic failure and sepsis (a life-threatening condition caused by an over-response of the body’s immune system to infection).
The woman went through dialysis and was injected with anticoagulants and antibiotics. Zang was lucky though and her condition significantly improved after five days.
It is never recommended to use treatments which have no scientific basis and it is definitely not recommended to give yourself IV treatment, according to professionals.
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