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A 41-year-old male asked:

Will drinking water help take the salt out of my kidneys?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Hmm...: Kidney does not have storage of salt. It a filtration organ which selectively filters out bad chemicals, excess metabolites from blood ( body ). More water will be excreted out by kidney......if you drink excess than daily need. During the process you will loose some electrolytes.
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