body builder Brazil Valdir Segato, whose pictures of his impressive physique became popular on social media, has passed away recently. He had just turned 55 years old.
The man was known as the Brazilian ‘Hulk’ or ‘Popeye’, because of the muscles on his arms., deformed back and chest. To get such a big size, He was using a substance that experts had already warned him about.
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According to relatives reported to local media, The man felt unwell during his birthday last week, That day, he went to the emergency services of a health center, where he died.
few years ago, Monsoon He became popular for his physique. He came to be known as ‘Hulk’ due to having huge biceps and pecs. Or ‘Poppy’. This was achieved using a substance called synthol.
“The syntholor it is also called SyntherolOil (85%, medium chain triglycerides or MCTs), a mixture of lidocaine (7.5%, local anesthetic) and benzyl alcohol (7.5%) that is injected directly into the muscle”, Dr Cesar Kalazich, a specialist in sports medicine at the MEDS clinic in Chile, told BBC Mundo in 2018.
The doctor explained that this substance acts as an implant causing an immediate increase in muscle mass. However, its use involves several health risks.
As he told the BBC, Brazilian begins injecting substance similar to synthol Because, despite following the training routine in the gym, he could not develop his muscles.
“There were many and I was too thin”, He told the news outlet in 2018. They said: “When I saw other people who were so strong, I wanted to be like them.”
Although she said she is feeling a little scared, she is starting to enjoy the attention her body is getting. On medical recommendation, Segato had to stop using the substance. Even then, Later he continued to use it.
Furthermore, he had already been warned that if he continued to inject the substance into his body, He risked amputation of a limb.
In 2019, the British tabloid Daily Mail also did an article on the matter Monsoon, At the time, the Brazilian remarked that It was inspired by the physique of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the character of ‘Hulk’.
Years ago, the man remarked that he was too skinny when he was younger. In addition, he said that had a drug addiction problem Due to which his weight decreased even more. For this reason, he joined a gym; There they offered him synthol.
what are its dangers?
The doctor consulted by BBC Mundo listed a range of problems that may appear due to improper use of substances with a synthol-like structure, of which cases of chronic pain are documented in the scientific literature.
Added to this is the presence of “fibrous muscle (muscle degeneration that causes replacement of muscle tissue by scar tissue) or formation of an oleoma, which is an oily tumor encapsulation with muscle deformity and potentially irreversible damage.
Use of the substance may also cause infections and abscesses in the areas to be injected. This can lead to surgery or even amputation of members.
Finally, the doctor stated that a scenario in which “although not described with synthol, there is a risk of fat embolism in the lungs or brain (transport of large amounts of oil through a venous or arterial blood vessel, respectively)”. , which can lead to severe pulmonary or cerebrovascular compromise, even death”.
Expert advice to increase muscle mass naturallyThrough exercise – and not using substances that may pose a health risk.
Valdir Segato was originally from Ribeirao Preto in So Paulo. He worked as a builder.