Chinese woman breaks 10 ribs from violent coughing


A Chinese woman broke 10 ribs after a violent coughing fit because her excessive suncream use made her bones fragile.

The unidentified 20-year-old, from Zhejiang province, was obsessed with having fair skin - associated with royalty and wealth in the Asian nation.

She mainly stayed indoors and lathered factor 50 lotion on her skin all year round, in case she ventured outside.

The woman first went to hospital complaining of coughing fits during the night. She was diagnosed with asthma and sent home with an inhaler.

But the coughs became more violent and days later she woke up with excruciating pain in the left side of her chest.

Doctors were baffled when X-rays reportedly revealed the woman had suffered 10 fractured ribs. It is unclear when the incident happened.

When they investigated further, they found she had unusually low bone density for someone her age.

Tests revealed she also had a vitamin D deficiency, as well as critically low levels of calcium and phosphorus in her blood, which give bones their strength.

The patient told medics she mainly stayed indoors and wore SPF50 when she went out, in an effort to avoid getting tanned.

In China, the country's obsession for fair skin is driven by its association with beauty, royalty and wealth.

The trend dates back to ancient times when peasants working in the fields would become bronzed, while the upper echelons of society would remain pale.

Doctors said her injuries were caused due to her vitamin D deficiency, which made her bones fragile.

They claim her tendency to stay indoors and use excessive amounts of suncream contributed to the deficiency.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk

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