The last thing you might ever expect is to be at death’s door when excessively consuming soy sauce. This might sound surprising but this delicate yet salty flavored sauce can end your life and in the luckiest cases, you will survive but with fatal and permanent neurological problems.
Back to 2013, a 19-year-old man from Virginia accepted to drink 0.9 liters of soy sauce as a dare. The guy went into a coma and almost died from the very high amount of salt in his body.
This latter condition is scientifically known as hypernatremia and occurs when the bloodstream becomes completely saturated as a result of the excessive and high amount of salt in the body.
Therefore, to lower the salt concentration, the bloodstream starts to draw and absorb the water from all the other parts of the body, including the brain which in turn may shrink and bleed in case it loses water.
According to reports, what happened to the guy right after consuming the soy sauce was really scary and frightening. He began to have seizures and his friends immediately took him to the hospital.
However, he had fallen into a coma and the doctors rushed around to help him out by flushing the salt from his system using a combination of water and sugar dextrose. Luckily, his sodium levels returned to normal but he remained in a coma for three days before waking up healthy and unharmed.
The doctor said that it’s really a miracle because he was the first person to overdose on such high amount of salt and survive without any neurological problems.
If you are a tea addict, you will find it hard to believe that drinking too much tea can cause you fatal health issues like kidney failure. But, it is completely true that’s why it is important to keep track of the amount of tea you are daily consuming.
An Arkansas man around the age of 56-year-old suffered from kidney failure because of daily drinking 8 oz cups of iced tea. The guy was continuously complaining of nausea, weakness, and body aches. So, when he was taken to the hospital in may 2014, he was diagnosed as having extremely clogged and irritated kidneys.
Doctors found that this damage was actually due to oxalate chemical that is naturally found in black tea and other food items. Excessive levels of oxalate can definitely harm the kidneys, said the doctors. the Harvard School of Public Health said on this matter that it is totally safe to consume four cups of tea per day but sixteen cups per day are just too many.