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Doctors , can drinking a lot of water cause wet brain syndrome ? and what are the causes ? also what ages are likely to get get ? thank you .

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Incorrect: Wet brain syndrome is a brain disease that is caused by thiamine ( vitamin b1) deficiency, seen most often in alcoholics with poor nutrition, leading to this vitamin deficiency. Too much water intake can cause a different brain dysfunction caused by diluting the sodium concentration in the blood, leading to confusion, coma, and death( in severe cases).

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