October 4, 2013 — The Hawaii Department of Health is warning that 32 cases of acute hepatitis (liver inflammation) and liver failure have been associated with OxyElite Pro. At least one person has had a transplant, and many more are on the waiting list.
According to Hawaii News Now:
“What’s so shocking to the medical community is how quickly the patients’ health declined. According to the State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park, they were all healthy adults who were trying to lose weight or gain muscle.”
The family of one victim, 48 year-old Sonette Marras of Maui, reported that she took OxyElite Pro for several weeks. She then became violently ill, with severe nausea and vomiting.
OxyElite Pro and Hepatitis
Acute hepatitis is a sudden liver inflammation that is usually associated with a virus, but can also be caused by exposure to toxic substances, especially dietary supplements.
The liver is responsible for removing toxins from the bloodstream, but certain toxins can overcome enzymes in the liver, destroy cells, and cause liver damage. If enough cells are damaged, the liver will become inflamed and swollen — also known as acute hepatitis. If the source of the problem is not treated, hepatitis can lead to permanent liver damage, organ damage, liver failure, and death.
Acute hepatitis symptoms:
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea, vomiting
- Sleepiness, fatigue
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