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i had my blood drawm and they said i had high chloride levels i am 21 and i do smoke and have for four yrs. what does chloride mean and is it bad?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Blood salts: Chloride is an electrolyte in our body that combines with others to form salts. Commonly it is associated with sodium to form sodium chloride aka salt. As a mineral in our body it helps with cellular function and can easily change with the amounts of hydration we have. If we are dehydrated for example we would expect salt levels to be higher than normal.
Answered on Oct 16, 2016
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