Red Bull, the most popular energy drinks according to market share, with 5.387 billion cans sold in 2013. It is quite popular amongst youngters these days to get instant energy and kick. It is quite dangerous if consumed in high amounts on a regular basis. Although excess of everything is bad, there are some medical conditions where you should never consume. Consuming red bull in such conditions can be life threatening also.
Here are 6 medical conditions where you should never consume red bull:
Pre-existing Heart conditions:
Caffeine can interact with heart medications and it can also cause heart arrhythmia. It accelerate the heart rate and can cause sudden jerk to your already decompensated heart which in worst case can lead to heart attack.
If your BP is already high you should never drink red bull as it suddenly increases blood pressure. This rise of blood pressure can be fatal to you which in worst can lead to cerebral haemorrahge.
If you are suffering from insomnia, never drink Red Bull , your sleeping problem will increase because the caffeine will act as stimulant to your central nervous system and will prevent you from feeling drowsy. An 8.3oz. can of Red Bull has 80mg of caffeine, compared to about 55mg in a 12oz. can of caffeinated soda.
Red Bull contains high amount of empty calories i.e. Glucose and sucrose causing an increased risk of type 2 diabetes .Its high sugar content can also cause blood sugar and insulin spikes, which later result in a “crash-like” feeling.
Pre existing Psychiatric Conditions:
Red Bull can cause irritation, sleep disturbances and restlessness. These people are more prone to get addicted to Red Bull . This can also cause extreme mood swings and it normally leads to extreme violent behavior.
In Pregnancy and Lactation and for small kids:
Red Bull can lead to miscarriage among pregnant women. Hence, it should be completely avoided by women who are pregnant or are planning to conceive.It can affect the growth of baby in the womb, can hamper blood supply of baby adding many complications in the pregnancy.
The presence of large amounts of caffeine and sugar is not good for small kids. It can even hamper their growth and cause extensive damages to the delicate hormones and tissues inside their bodies. Hence, one must completely avoid giving Red Bull to small kids.