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IN Health & Fitness ON 23 Dec, 2015
We all consider nail-biting just as the sign of being conscious or nervous. But this can be the cause of many other problems and sometimes may lead the person to death. Yeah, it's so true!
If either you or your loved ones are grasped by this habit, do anything to give up this habit.
Below is the story of the person who didn't act upon doctor's advice and keep biting his nails. And the result is ahead of you.
To know the whole story, continue reading.
The 40-year-old man couldn't stop nail-biting even after doctor's restriction. This habit led him to septic infection which was quite severe and led to heart attack.
Doctors say that he bit his fingers until they bled. Because of the habit, his fingers were almost damaged and it can be known from the fact that they became numb of the pain when he used to inflicate on them.
The physicians told he used to bite the nails until the fingers started to bleed. The continuous damage numbed them so the pain would no longer stop him from biting.
His doctor, Dr. Vernon, said, "John's nails were always in poor condition, and they were often bleeding when he came to the doctors." He also explained that his habit was fueled by constant anxiety and went worse after he got depressed.
Initially, just a bit of bleeding ended up worsening, but one of those bound infected him with septic infection. Even IV antibiotics couldn't help him so the finger tips were amputated. He felt good for sometime after one part of his was removed but that didn't last for long. According to his surgeon, Dr. Chye Ng, just days after Gardener's 40th birthday, he had a heart attack from the septic infection!
Obviously for his family and the medical team, it was an unexpected tragedy. "It's really hit our family hard, there could've been more done to help him. I wouldn't want this to happen to anyone else's son - it's just devastating," said Jean Gardener, his mother. After reading this, I hope you will aware your other friends too and save them an unexpected tragedy.