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Energy drink warning
With highs in the 90's, a lot of people are reaching for cool drinks.
But some of them could put your health at risk.
Energy drinks promise to give you a boost, but on a hot day it could have the opposite effect.
Tired? Why not down an energy drink? Millions of people do it each day.
But doctors say drinking an energy drink like this one and enjoying the sun could be a deadly combination…
Glen Windham says he occasionally downs an energy drink or two.
"I've tried a few and I get a little high then I come down hard."
Dr. Elise Gordon: "I see people come in with heart palpitations. Their heart is beating too fast, they're feeling shaky and jittery, they have heart problems."
Energy drinks contain high levels of caffeine and are considered a diuretic causing your body to lose fluids.
"The energy drink doesn't give them additional energy from somewhere else. Basically we're ringing the last little bit of stuff out of your own cells and so you have a problem with fatigue."
When in the sun, Dr. Gordon says to treat the drinks as you would other diuretics like alcohol.
"One or two energy drinks no, not necessarily contributing to a heat injury, absolutely heat stroke is a medical emergency and that can kill you."
If you do consume the drinks in the sun and start to feel light headed, nauseous, and stop sweating... physicians say immediately get out of the sun and seek medical attention.
"If I go in the sun I'm going to do it up with water and Gatorade and PowerAde."
Thomas Kulp: "Just fill up a water bottle it's easy."
Doctors say instead of drinking the energy drinks try to get plenty of sleep or maybe change your diet and drink plenty of water.