A British woman is asking the National Health Service, England’s health care system, to give her a free gastric band because she is gaining weight and going blind from drinking 28 cans of Red Bull a day.
News.com.au reported that Lena Lupari, 26, spends almost $9,500 a year on the energy drink. Her daily consumption amounts to 3,000 calories and almost 200 teaspoons of sugar.
“I’ve done this to myself, but I deserve surgery on the NHS,” she told The Sun.
In June, Lupari collapsed. According to news.com.au, she claimed to be unaware of the damage she was doing to her body by drinking the beverage.
Lupari was diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), IIH is marked by elevated cerebrospinal fluid pressure that usually occurs in obese women of childbearing age. Scientists don’t know the cause of the disorder. Symptoms include headache, transient visual obscurations and, less commonly, visual loss.