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Soy Sauce Overdose Nearly Kills Man

June 8, 2013

Soy sauce overdose? Apparently, too much soy sauce is dangerous. So what on Earth would possess someone to consume that much soy sauce? A dare, of course. A teenager drank so much soy sauce, he started to suffer a seizure. His friends took him to the hospital, where he was given anti-seizure medication. He remained in a coma for three days before he woke up on his own.

The 19-year-old experienced hypernatremia, a condition caused by too much salt in the blood. The salt causes the brain to lose water, shrink and bleed, Dr. David J. Carlberg, the doctor who treated the young man, told Discovery News.

The teen is the first person known to have overdosed deliberately on a high amount of salt and survived without any lasting neurological problems, Fox News reported.


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