Are young people overdosing on fizzy drinks?

One of the problems with our health service is that doctors and nurses have far too much to do. Therefore they can’t very often look at the big picture or the ‘whole’ person. For instance, there’s been a story in the news that many people are diagnosed with blood pressure tablets when they have become stressed going to see their GP. Surely it is knee-jerk reaction to prescribe medication on one blood pressure reading.

Another thing that is becoming increasingly obvious is that many people do not drink water at all and have numerous associated health problems, but this is not very often highlighted or pointed out to them. It has become the norm for young people to drink diet drinks all day long, which usually contain an artificial sweetener (I’m not going to name it because I’ve nearly been sued for naming it in the past), and plenty of caffeine.

Kidney problems, urinary infections, high blood pressure, digestive problems, and many more things may result from not drinking water and insufficient Fizzy drinks were supposed to be ‘treats’ when you go out, not all day drinks. Drinking fizzy drinks with caffeine in them is similar to drinking coffee all the time – caffeine is a diuretic (robbing the body of fluid) and not hydrating it.

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