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A 54-year-old male asked:

After rinsing with warm salty water, mouth feels salty. it causes htn patients to absorb salt.how long do you normally wait after rinse to wash it off

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
More Bogus than Real: Blood pressure determined by balance of cardiac (heart) output vs. Total peripheral (arteriolar) resistance, both controlled by our brain + additional local feedback into arteriolar resistance. Our bodies are built of salt water; fundamental to all living creatures & necessary for life. ↑ nacl intake tends to ↑ water retention which may increase heart output, bp, edema; but absolutely not primary.

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Last updated Mar 25, 2015

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