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Can drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Somewhere between: not much and not a bit. First, in fluid accumulation, taking both water and salt makes it much worse. High salt diets do NOT generally get people's sodium level abnormal simply because it triggers thirst and people drink and it triggers water retnetion and people swell.

Answered 5/28/2015

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