MAN LOVES HOT POT SO MUCH, HE GOT TAPEWORMS IN HIS BRAIN
Ok. So first, what is hot pot? If you didn’t already know, it’s a traditional Chinese cooking method. You may have already heard of it as a steamboat. So essentially, it’s a dish prepared using a simmering pot of soup stock at your dining room table. While simmering, you add various ingredients to the pot and cook it right there. Sliced meat is a popular ingredient, among others. But for one man in China, his love of eating hot pot resulted in him having tapeworms in his brain. So does that sound scary or what? I love me some tender cooked meat myself. But come on.
TAPEWORM CYSTS IN HIS BRAIN CAUSED DIZZINESS, FOAMING AT THE MOUTH, CONVULSIONS
So what happened with this poor 46-year-old hot pot lover we only know as Zhu? Well, he started having seizures, for one. But that’s because all that undercooked meat he ate gave him a major tapeworm infestation. His brain was full of larval cysts that caused the seizures. So first ,Zhu started having serious dizziness and headaches. But convulsions and foaming at the mouth in his sleep soon followed. But then he had a convulsion at work in front of colleagues. So yeah, they called emergency services for help. Duh. At the hospital, brain imaging showed what appeared to be calcium deposits thru his brain. But Zhu declined more help and went home!
DOCTORS DEWORMED HOT POT OVING FOOL, SAVED HIS LIFE FROM TAPEWORM INFESTATION
Yet his terrifying symptoms persisted. So his family forced him to get medical help. So then an MRI showed what the real deal was. Pork tapeworms on the brain! So Zhu’s infestation caused tapeworm cysts to migrate through his bloodstream. That’s how they get lodged all over your body, including your brain. But for Zhu, that translated into 700 tapeworm cysts in his chest and brain. Fortunately for him, doctors successfully dewormed Zhu. They also treated him for the potentially fatal high blood pressure the cysts caused in his brain.
So be sure to cook the hell out of your meat, folks. Even Turkey! Cook it!