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Doctor insights on: What Are The Dangers Of Calcium Chloride As A Food Additive

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I accidentally inhaled vapours from calcium chloride at work this afternoon. Should I be concerned if I havnt had any symptoms?

I accidentally inhaled vapours from calcium chloride at work this afternoon. Should I be concerned if I havnt had any symptoms?

Yes: Get hydrated, breath & watch. Sometimes a reaction can occurred within the lungs & create inflammation & wheezes.
If symptoms developed get a lung doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more


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Calcium is 8.3, chloride, 106, and bun/creat ratio is 30. Normal says 10-20. Platelets vary low to 229 being tested for leukemia. Is this normal?

Calcium is 8.3, chloride, 106, and bun/creat ratio is 30. Normal says 10-20. Platelets vary low to 229 being tested for leukemia. Is this normal?

See below...: Calcium is minimally decreased (normal: 8.9-10.1 mg/dl). Chloride is at the upper limit of normal (98-106 mmol/l). Your bun/creatinine ratio is increased, a finding that usually indicates prerenal azotemia that often times is a consequence of dehydration but other causes are also possible including gastrointestinal bleeding, acute renal failure, congestive heart failure, etc. Platelets normal. ...Read more

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8.0 protein, creatinine 0.96 mg/dL, chloride 101 mmol/L, gfr >60, calcium 10 Mg/dl. Bun 16. Alt 17. NORMAL? 22 YEARS OLD, is it multiple myeloma

8.0 protein, creatinine 0.96 mg/dL, chloride 101 mmol/L, gfr >60, calcium 10 Mg/dl. Bun 16. Alt 17. NORMAL? 22 YEARS OLD, is it multiple myeloma

Could be okay...: This test report could be normal for you and it is hard to jump into a diagnosis of multiple myeloma based on this set of lab report. To put all pieces for good care at this time of your life has not to be that hard by following instructions described in the article in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Then you can work better and closer with the doctor so to get right conclusion / care. ...Read more

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Just picked up my labs what do these results mean. Potassium 5.5, chloride 97, bun 25, creatinine 2.2, calcium 10.2 / GFR 24.45 thanks?

Just picked up my labs what do these results mean. Potassium 5.5, chloride 97, bun 25, creatinine 2.2, calcium 10.2 / GFR 24.45 thanks?

Azotemia: Bun, creatinine and GFR are the indicator of kidney function. In your case creatinine is 2.2 high as compared to blood urea nitrogen is 25, border line. It is renal insufficiency. You have mild decline in kidney function. It may be due to hypertension. Please recheck in a week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?

Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?

Probably dehydration: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, since all of these values are elevated, you were likely dehydrated when blood was drawn, however, you should discuss the findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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Potassium level 3.7, chloride 105, calcium level 8.8, mag 2.2. Are these levels too low to do bowel prep cleanse for colonoscopy? I have arrhythmia.

Potassium level 3.7, chloride 105, calcium level 8.8, mag 2.2. Are these levels too low to do bowel prep cleanse for colonoscopy? I have arrhythmia.

Supplement Potassium: Potassium (K+) on low side, low K+ can cause arrhythmias. UR Cl and Mg++ are in range. Blood drawn into glass tube, level of K+ can be falsely high. U may know HCT=40% means Redcells 40% & syrum 60%. UR body tries to keep serum K+ betw 4-5, but K+ in the cells is ~145. Blood draw can split 0.5% of cells (small needle, blood hits tube) K+ can appear falsely NL or high. Supplement K+ w banana daily. ...Read more

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BUN 12mg dl, sodium 139, potassium 3.6, bicarbonate 22, chloride 104, creatinine 1.5, total calcium 11.2, iodize calcium 5.6, I did urinalysis and no protein or blood was found in my urine, I did kidney scan and my kidneys were perfect, Am I ok?

BUN 12mg dl, sodium 139, potassium 3.6, bicarbonate 22, chloride 104, creatinine 1.5, total calcium 11.2, iodize calcium 5.6, I did urinalysis and no protein or blood was found in my urine, I did kidney scan and my kidneys were perfect, Am I ok?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your serum calcium is higher than normal and you should discuss it with your doctor. You may consult this site for information on this topic:
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003477.htm ...Read more

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Is it true that adult (>18yrs) absorbs about 30% calcium from food?

Is it true that adult (>18yrs) absorbs about 30% calcium from food?

Variable / managed: If there is adequate calcium in the diet, a person of any age will absorb about as much as they need due to the action of parathyroid hormone, which is produced in response to the need to keep serum calcium up. A person who's calcium-deficient / vitamin d deficient is likely to absorb more. The amount lost in the urine is also regulated. ...Read more

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What are some other high calcium foods and how many servings should I have daily?

What are some other high calcium foods and how many servings should I have daily?

Calcium rich foods!: From highest to very high in order!

cheese-milk-sesame seeds-tofu-almonds-flax seeds-greens-brocholli.

Shoot for 1000mg/day! ...Read more

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What are the best non-dairy, non-soy food choices that are high in calcium?

Almonds, sardines: Almonds, sardines, broccoli, chia seeds are all good sources of calcium. ...Read more

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What are the best non-dairy, non-soy food choices that are high in calcium?

What are the best non-dairy, non-soy food choices that are high in calcium?

Non-dairy & soy Ca!: These are in order:

sesame seeds-almonds-flax seeds-greens (turnip, mustard, kale, dandylion)-brocholli- brazil nuts-herring. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in sodium chloride?

What foods are rich in sodium chloride?

Processed: It the food item can sit on a counter for more than a few hours or in the refrigerator for more than a week without risking rotting, it is likely loaded with preservatives... Think salt. Lunch meat, breads, pizza, sauces, soups, many cheeses, the list goes on. Start reading labels salt (sodium) is put in almost everything...Best bests are fresh fruits, vegetables, and non deli meats. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get the most calcium possible from food on a vegan diet?

How to get the most calcium possible from food on a vegan diet?

It's very difficult: Becoming a vegan is something you do for moral reasons rather than to improve your health, despite all the "pop" claims. You MUST supplement, for calcium, iron, B12, and several other nutrients. Get with a vegan-friendly evidence-based physician or a real-science book. ...Read more

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7th month of preg. What foods can I take instead of taking iron, calcium tablets?

Veggies and beans!: If you eat meat, meat is an excellent source of iron. If you do not eat meat, beans ad legumes like lentils are a good source or iron. Instead of calcium tablets, you should drink milk, and eat dark leafy green vegetables, including the stem region (broccoli is a good one). ...Read more

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Is one glass of milk enough calcium for the day? I don't like milk and have limited access to "fancy" foods. I hope the milk is enough.

Is one glass of milk enough calcium for the day? I don't like milk and have limited access to "fancy" foods. I hope the milk is enough.

Yes but: You don't need any milk at all. If you eat a well-balanced diet with leafy green vegetables, grains, nuts, and even other dairy products (like yogurt or any type of cheese), you will get enough calcium. These other dairy products aren't even necessary. You can also take calcium supplement tabs if you want. But you definitely don't need to drink any milk at all. ...Read more

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I stopped drinking milk a few years ago without compensating with more calcium rich foods. What kind of harm have I done to my body? Age 30.

I stopped drinking milk a few years ago without compensating with more calcium rich foods. What kind of harm have I done to my body? Age 30.

May not be much: You need about 500 mg day of calcium suplements and vitmain D up to 4000IU/day depending on your levels. You physician can help you with the monitoring. At your age you can still improve your bone bank of calcium with diet. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more