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Everytime I eat salty foods, I have to have something sweet afterwards. Why such a habit?

Everytime I eat salty foods, I have to have something sweet afterwards. Why such a habit?

UNDO HABIT: Habits are things we repetetively do without thinking. We have to consciously choose different or we do things without reason. There is no reason to eat salty and then sweet. Counterbalancing unconsciousy generally means we are overdoing one thing and try to swing to the other side. If you eat everything in moderation and for a reason, then you are eating a meal. Choose to undo. ...Read more

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Why do I get so sick when I eat salty food, or salty drink?

Why do I get so sick when I eat salty food, or salty drink?

Excess salt: Excess salt can be generally sickening in the stomach - more worrisome is the potential that salt may be elevating your blood pressure - - some individuals are salt sensitive with bp and you may feel the rise in bp as an adverse effect. Check your bp every hour after salty meal to see ...Read more

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My tongue swells every time I eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should I be concerned?

My tongue swells every time I eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should I be concerned?

Probably not.: Salt, spices and acids such as citrus fruits can cause the tongue to swell. As long as it is mild swelling and not making breathing a problem, you probably have nothing to worry about. You may wish to avoid too much salt so the problem won't occur often. ...Read more

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Should my 90 year old father eat salty foods if he was hospitalized due to low sodium?

Should my 90 year old father eat salty foods if he was hospitalized due to low sodium?

Depends: Depends on the cause of low salt level it could be due to too much fluid or to losing salt inthe urine. In older people water restriction is the best solution many times ask your doctor why the salt was low. ...Read more

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For years I ate a high sodium diet. Suddenly I can no longer eat salty food. My tongue swells, turns white, & burns. My lips and nostrils burn.

For years I ate a high sodium diet. Suddenly I can no longer eat salty food. My tongue swells, turns white, & burns. My lips and nostrils burn.

Sodium diet: See if you can manage salt free food for a few days. If you feel things are getting better that's great. If there is no change (sodium diet free) for a week, please contact your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I always have a dry mouth and feel dehydrated, yet I drink ~3 liters/day. I'm not on medication and I don't eat salty food. What's the deal here?

I always have a dry mouth and feel dehydrated, yet I drink ~3 liters/day. I'm not on medication and I don't eat salty food. What's the deal here?

Prediabetic: You may be prediabetic and not able to control fluid loss through the kidneys or you may have a problem with the kidneys themselves. This is red flag sign and needs medical attention.

Other possibilities include salivary gland dysfunction or disease or genetic disorder that inhibits proper salivary gland function or formation. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat salty foods such as soft pretzels I get a clear blister on the inside of my mouth on my lip. Is that normal?

Whenever I eat salty foods such as soft pretzels I get a clear blister on the inside of my mouth on my lip. Is that normal?

Always?: Has this always been the case? If so, then I am thinking you are just really sensitive to the salt, or maybe even something else (brewer's yeast, etc) in those foods. It may just be causing irritation to the lining of your lips. If it is always in the same location...or if this is a new thing for you, however, I'd probably get it checked out, just in case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Doc help me I don't know why I'm always weight gain even I on diet I eat less salty foods sometimes I eat small portions of sugar I do not drink sodas?

Doc help me I don't know why I'm always weight gain even I on diet I eat less salty foods sometimes I eat small portions of sugar I do not drink sodas?

Nutrition & exercise: Don't go on a diet b/c that's only temporary. Instead, focus on changing your lifestyle. Check out DASH & Mediterranean diets (yes, I know what I just wrote) b/c they're proven to lower risk for many chronic diseases. And they're free! Avoid sugar at all costs if at all possible. Then start exercise program. Just a little bit each day. Aim for 30min/d leading to 500kcal/d deficit or 3, 500kcal/wk. ...Read more

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I eat food salty or sugar I get very anxious as soon as I finish eating. Why?

I eat food salty or sugar I get very anxious as soon as I finish eating. Why?

Guessing: Both salt and sugar can alter hormonal balance that may result in the symptoms you experience. It may help to slow your intake and drink more water to moderate the effects of salt and sugar. It would be even better to avoid such foods or limit the amount of such foods. ...Read more

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I had dental work done about 2 month ago and when ever I eat salty or sweet foods or cold drinks i'm, my teeth gets sensitive is that normal?

I had dental work done about 2 month ago and when ever I eat salty or sweet foods or cold drinks i'm, my teeth gets sensitive is that normal?

Can be...: ...Especially if the cavities were deep. Otherwise, the occlusion ("bite") could be off and in need of adjustment. Talk to your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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My BP is staying around 138/93. I don't eat a lot of salty foods and I drink plenty of water. Should I see my dr?

My BP is staying around 138/93. I don't eat a lot of salty foods and I drink plenty of water. Should I see my dr?

Yes: Your systolic is in the higher range of normal and the diastolic is above the recommended level. Hypertension is diagnosed by measuring the blood pressure in 3 separate settings by a health professional. I agree with your instinct to have your blood pressure checked by your doctor to ensure that you either have normal BP or need medications ...Read more

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If I eat a lot of salty food then right afterwards eat even more sweets, will that lower my blood pressure a little? What happens?

If I eat a lot of salty food then right afterwards eat even more sweets, will that lower my blood pressure a little? What happens?

No: In the long run, eating too much salt could increase your blood pressure, but in the short run it will not. Eating sugar afterwords should have no effect on your blood pressure. If you're having blood pressure difficulties, you should see your family doctor. ...Read more

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How is it that my skin itches when I eat hot pepper or salty food?

How is it that my skin itches when I eat hot pepper or salty food?

Skin sensitivities: Some people have skin sensitivities to different irritants others have allergies. See your doctor for a diagnostic work up. Some people undergo allergy testing. ...Read more

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There is an small bump on the inner jaw of my mouth-- it hurts when I eat citrus-y or salty food. How can I take care of it?

There is an small bump on the inner jaw of my mouth-- it hurts when I eat citrus-y or salty food. How can I take care of it?

Dentist!: If it persists past a week or so, go see a dentist. Mouth sores usually heal quickly. They could be caused by something as easy as a food allergy! (i love pineapple, it hates my mouth!) or by a different type of mouth lesion. ...Read more

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I have one single white bump in the very back of my throat on the right side. I don't notice it unless I eat junk food (mostly salty stuff) when it ge?

I have one single white bump in the very back of my throat on the right side. I don't notice it unless I eat junk food (mostly salty stuff) when it ge?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and I tasted saltiness. Not burned.

My mouth is sore since yesterday, worse today. Especially the tip of my tongue, my gums are very sensitive too, and I tasted saltiness. Not burned.

Sore mouth from?: This would have to be personally seen by a dentist or physician in order to try to diagnose the problem. With the limited information you posted, it would be impossible to determine what the problem is. Sorry. ...Read more

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