We’re pretty sure you remember the spicy ramen challenge that went viral not too long ago, right? Although we’re impressed with the spiciness tolerance of some people, it isn’t the healthiest thing to eat on a regular basis!
A Malaysian man recently took to Facebook to share how his wife had suffered from severe stomach ache after eating the spicy ramen for nearly every week.
It is learned that the incident happened three years ago, but was only posted on September 15 as a reminder to the public.
He wrote in his post,
“My wife would finish the entire bowl without drinking a sip of water and she said it wasn’t spicy at all. I was indeed impressed by her (spiciness tolerance). In the end, RM10,000 was spent in one night to insert a camera into her stomach to identify the cause of her stomach ache, as she was going through excruciating pain.”
He added that the camera and x-ray both showed the wound on the intestine lining liked to the frequent intake of extremely spicy food. Just so you know, the ramen is the 2 times spicier version!
Although the wound was small, it was dangerous because the intestines are always wet and therefore difficult for healing to take place.
Source: Advance ER
In case you didn’t know, spice can actually contribute to the increase of acid secretion and reduce the strength of the gastritis mucosal barrier, which in turn damages the stomach wall. Read more about it here.
We understand that the taste of the spicy ramen is delicious and addictive, but don’t put your body through hell just for a moment of enjoyment. Moderation is key, remember that.
(Source: Facebook / WOB)