World's Hottest Pepper Responsible for Excruciating 'Thunderclap Headaches'

10 April, 2018, 20:12 | Author: Nina Hammond
  • He ate the world's hottest pepper and landed in the hospital with thunderclap headaches

One bloke ended up in A&E suffering "thunderclap" headaches after eating the world's hottest chilli pepper.

Doctors diagnosed him with thunderclap headache secondary to reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome.

He ended up in a NY state hospital with "excruciatingly painful episodic headaches" after eating a "Carolina Reaper", according to a new study in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

The patient, who has not been identified, immediately began dry heaving after sampling the chilli, the USA authors said in the paper.

He then developed crushingly painful headaches, each of which lasted just a few seconds, over the next several days and the pain got so much he rushed to A&E.

A brain scan five weeks later showed his arteries had returned to normal.

CT and MRI scans of the man's brain were taken but showed nothing out of the ordinary. But thats what happened to a 34-year-old man who turned up at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., with what clinicians call a thunderclap headache.

Rob Radcliffe previously undertook a challenge to eat a Carolina Reaper. with no such consequences.

Some extremely hot chili peppers can cause a lot of discomfort.

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While the direct cause of RCVS is often unknown, the condition has been associated with many risk factors including binge drinking, head trauma, and the use of nasal decongestants or prescription drugs.

RCVS is temporary, and causes sudden narrowing of the blood vessels.

"When we were looking at the literature we found a couple of cases similar to our case", one of the researchers, Kulothungan Gunasekaran of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, told The Guardian. The Carolina Reaper, on the other hand, is more than 2 million units and tastes "like molten lava", according to its creator Ed Currie.

Presumably, these effects come down to capsaicin, the active ingredient in hot peppers that gives them their heat.

A 2012 study documented a 25-year-old man who had a heart attack and coronary vasospasms after taking cayenne pepper pills - which also contain large amounts of capsaicin - for weight loss.

The man's symptoms cleared up by themselves. In 2013, it snatched the title of world's hottest pepper from Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" by Guinness World Records.

In this case, the patient's symptoms improved, and he was released from the hospital after a few days.

What's interesting is this isn't even the first time chilli peppers have caused these kinds of problems.

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