Nail biting is a very bad habit that puts your health at risk. There is a man who died from his nervous habit after multiple warnings from his doctor.
John Gardener died at his 40 years from a septic severe infection that spread from his fingers and caused a heart attack. He was a gardener and was advised from his doctor to stop bite his fingers.
“John’s nails were always in poor condition, and they were often bleeding when he came to the doctors,” Vernon told the Mirror.
John’s problem with biting his nails was connected with his anxiety and depression. He was very prone to infections, because he was diabetic.
First his fingers became infected, so the doctors had removed the tip of his finger.
After the surgery, John had a sudden heart attack. Doctors confirmed that it was caused by the infection in his finger.
“The passing of John Gardener was really upsetting and shocking for all of the team,” said Chye Ng, orthopedic surgeon.
“It was such a tragedy, we’re all in shock,” John’s mother said. “It’s really hit our family hard, there could’ve been more done to help him. I wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone else’s son — it’s just devastating.”
If you know someone who is in the same habit you should warn. It could save his life!