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Soda is a popular beverage in the United States, despite its connection to obesity and other health concerns. Diet soda can be even worse for you because it often contains a hazardous artificial sweetener called aspartame. Aspartame can also be found in other sugar-free foods like coffee and yogurt. In moderation, consumption of aspartame may not be too harmful. In large amounts, however, it can cause serious issues like aspartame poisoning. Aspartame poisoning can have dangerous physical and mental effects, and it could even lead to death. If you believe you are suffering from aspartame poisoning, visit FastMed Urgent Care immediately.

If You Have Symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning, Visit FastMed Immediately

Aspartame PoisoningPhysical – The physical symptoms of aspartame poisoning can include nausea, painful swallowing, excessive thirst, diarrhea, and symptoms of a heart attack.

Psychological – Aspartame poisoning can also mentally affect you, and causing changes in your mood. Psychological symptoms of aspartame poisoning can include depression, aggression, anxiety, and irritability.

Neurological – Aspartame poisoning can prevent your brain from functioning normally. If aspartame poisoning is affecting your brain function, you will likely experience symptoms that impair your motor skills. These symptoms could include the following:

  • tremors
  • seizures
  • headaches
  • confusion
  • hyperactivity.

Critical – Aspartame poisoning can be critical and could lead to permanent medical conditions or death. If you are experiencing any neurological, psychological, or physical symptoms, or have thoughts of suicide, immediately contact a medical provider.

If you regularly consume food or drinks that contain aspartame and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, don’t hesitate to visit your local FastMed Urgent Care clinic. Our dedicated physicians will work hard to determine whether your symptoms are due to aspartame poisoning or another medical condition. We are open late on the weekdays, weekends, and holidays to provide you with treatment for any sudden-onset or last-minute health care issues.

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