Fizzy Drinks Made Mans Arm Almost Rot Away

Story ByMichael Leidig,Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

These shocking images shows a man’s arm that almost rotted away after a diet that consisted almost entirely of sugary fizzy drinks.

Mohd Razin Mohamed, 56, from Bukit Sentosa in the town of Rawang in Malaysia, some 23 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, said he almost lost his arm after doctors diagnosed him as having suffered from diabetes after drinking fizzy drinks every day at lunchtime.

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He said he travelled every day to work in the capital Kuala Lumpur where his offices were near the Masjid Jamek Mosque and said: “I would drink so much of the sugary drinks that on three occasions I fainted at work.”

He said he never drank less than 2 cans of fizzy drinks per day and often more, and shortly after being told he had diabetes he then discovered that his back had a hideous boil on it that simply would not heal, and got worse and worse.

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It eventually increased until it was the same size as his hand, and by the time he checked himself into the hospital in Sungai Buloh, in the city of Selangor in Malaysia. it was possible to see the bone underneath.

He had carried on working as the boil got worse, and did not reveal why he did not seek hospital treatment earlier.

He was admitted for emergency surgery, that involved cutting away the skin that had become infected and training away the pus from the boil together with an intensive course of antibiotics.

Eventually doctors confirmed that the former telecommunications engineer would not lose his arm after getting skin grafts, but he is no longer able to work as he can no longer properly move the limb. He also has back pain caused by the fact that the skin is tighter on one side than the other, pulling him constantly to one side.

Part of the treatment involved medicine that can regulate his body’s sugar content, and he has promised doctors to slash the amount of sweet stuff he consumes so his problems do not return.

But he added: “It’s no longer about having regrets, at the end of the day I bought this on myself by having too much sugar.”

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