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A 39-year-old woman identified in a case study as CG has suffered a cardiac rest and was left with severe brain damage rendering her unable to speak, move her limbs, or swallow after drinking one liter of soy sauce at once.
According to the researchers, the woman was watching online videos claiming how drinking soy sauce could cleanse one’s colon of toxins.
What the woman didn’t know, however, was that drinking the excessive amount of soy sauce would raise her levels of salt in blood to 200 grams which is as much as five times of what is considered a lethal dose.
While the doctors managed to reduce her salt levels and stabilize the woman, the rapid change in her body resulted in irreversible nerve damage.
Speaking of the case on his YouTube channel, Dr. Bernard shared the details of the woman’s case with his 880,000 subscribers.
According to the doctor, CG’s husband reported that his wife had been in poor mental and physical health for half a year prior to the incident.
Allegedly, she’d been living off a diet consisting of nothing but canned fish and white bread, making her body extremely vitamins-deficient. She had also been hospitalized due to her paranoid schizophrenia.
The husband, who found the woman collapsed on the floor, immediately took her to the hospital. On the way, his wife went into cardiac arrest.
Upon the arrival, the doctors managed to dilute high salt levels and while the treatment was working, she was already in an irreversible state.
On the fourth day, the doctors diagnosed the patient with central pontine myelinolysis, a neurological disorder that rendered her unable to speak, swallow, or move her limbs.
As doctor Bernard pointed out, this case represents an isolated incident, as the majority of people wouldn’t be able to swallow such large amounts of soy sauce without throwing it up.
Additionally, consuming so much salt would compel people to drink huge amounts of water due to extreme dehydration. Due to CG’s mental health, however, she was also able to resist this urge.
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