A member asked:

Can excessive salt on all my food cause diarrhea? i seem to have really bloated/cramp/burning/watery diarrhea once every month, maybe less sometimes.

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Dr. Ryan Johnson answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Diarrhea with Salt: To my knowledge salt does not cause diarrhea. Diarrhea is more likely due to a gluten allergy or lactose intolerance. To check for those try eating gluten free for a week or so and see. To check for lactose intolerance try to taking lactaid and cut out dairy products for a week and see.

Answered 4/30/2014

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Dr. Nisheeth Gupta answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Oncology

IBD: Sounds like irritable bowel syndrome. A gastroenterologist can help you to exclude other causes.

Answered 5/4/2014

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith answered

Specializes in

Sodium and diarrhea: No, excess sodium will not cause diarrhea. You will absorb it. What you eat may be causing these occasional symptoms.

Answered 8/31/2014

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