A woman in China shared on a Weibo post about how she ended up fracturing 4 of her ribs after having a spicy meal.
The woman from Shanghai said that she was eating a spicy dinner one night when she accidentally choked on her food and was coughing.
She then felt pain when she sits up or breathes, and she couldn’t even walk at all.
The woman then went to seek medical attention at the emergency department, where they conducted a CT scan on her.
It was then discovered that she had 4 fractures in her ribs, and she had to wear a brace for a month.
She was later told about a week later during a follow-up visit, that her upper body was weak because she was too skinny.
She measured about 171cm tall and weighed 57kg, but her body mass index (BMI) was still within the normal range.
She was told that she didn’t have the body strength to support her bone structure and was advised to put on some weight and strengthen her body muscles with exercise.