09 Jun '13, 2am

Man goes into coma and almost dies after drinking too much soy sauce

Man goes into coma and almost dies after drinking too much soy sauce

This article was contributed by the STOMP Team. If you love adding soya sauce to almost everything you eat, stop. Overdosing on the salty condiment has the potential to be fatal. An American youth, 19, drank nearly a litre of soy sauce as a dare and almost died as a result. He went into a coma and nearly died from an excess of salt in his blood, a condition called hypernatremia, reported The Huffington Post. The case report was published online June 4 in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. After drinking the quart (946ml) of soy sauce, the man began twitching and having seizures. He fell into a coma and his friends took him to an emergency room in the University of Virginia Medical Center, nearly four hours after he had overdosed on the dark liquid. The team immediately began flushing the salt out of his system by administering a solution of water and the sugar dextrose thr...

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