OnlyFans Star Suffers Heart Attack After Trying TikTok ‘Dry Scooping’ Trend
Health and Fitness
On 7th June 2021
Briatney is now using her social media platform to raise awareness about a dangerous trend that has been going viral on TikTok for the past few days. The trend almost claimed the 20-year old's life as she suffered a heart attack and was immediately rushed to the hospital. After seeing her case, doctors are now suggesting teenagers to be mindful of ingredients before consuming these kinds of energy-related products.
Briatney Portillo, 20, a model and exotic dancer says she suffered from a heart attack after trying a dangerous dry workout powder challenge on TikTok.
Reportedly, the 20-year old swallowed a spoonful of dry workout powder known as the infamous "dry scooping craze" before going to the gym.
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The product claims that taking dry powder boosts the energizing effect though Briatney through actions proves that the energizing effects can be life-threatening and simply fatal for health.
The OnlyFans star told Buzzfeed News that after taking the powder she started to get a tingly and itchy feeling all over her body, however, she googled it and found that this side effect was considered perfectly normal.
However, her condition worsened as she carried on with her exercise routine she said: “I started to feel a heavy feeling in my chest and slight pain, but it wasn’t too bad. I thought it was maybe anxiety or a bad panic attack, so I decided to just ignore it and push through my workout.”
She says that her condition became more stable though she continued to feel nauseous and light-headed and went home to shower.
Not thinking much of the situation, she decided to head to work where she worked a striptease at a strip club.
But things took a turn for the worst when Briatney suffered a heart attack.
“I started sweating a lot and was drenched even though I was wearing a bikini,” she told Buzzfeed.
“Then my chest pain came back and this time it was more intense. The pain went to my back and to my left arm and my left arm went slightly limp, so I knew those were symptoms of a heart attack.”
Realizing her situation, Briantey knew that she immediately has to call 911 and rush to the hospital.
After getting admitted to the hospital and getting series of tests done, doctors told Briatney that she suffered from a less damaging form of heart attack, known as an NSTEMI.
Doctors told the 20-year old to watch out for caffeine and to be careful when taking workout supplements, however, she was given the go-ahead to start exercising again within a few days of her hospitalization.
San Francisco-based cardiologist Dr Nicole Harkin told Buzzfeed that she was skeptical about some of the ingredients in pre-workout products, which typically contain “a massive amount of caffeine”, as well as sweeteners and emulsifiers.
“Taking such a large amount at once could certainly be detrimental to the body, by increasing the heart rate and blood pressure acutely,” she told the news site, adding that we often have “no idea” what is in these supplements as they are not regulated by food and drug authorities.