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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Sodium Chloride Calcium Chloride

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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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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

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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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Can I use 0.9% sodium chloride as an anal ennema?

Can I use 0.9% sodium chloride as an anal ennema?

Sure but. .: Water woks just as well. Saline probably wouldn't hurt but don't abuse it. You can still absorb things thru your colon. IF you are having problems with your bowels ensure you are taking enough fiber in your diet and drinking enough fluids. If still having issues see you MD ...Read more

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Does a sodium chloride ophthalmic drop work as an artificial tear?

Does a sodium chloride ophthalmic drop work as an artificial tear?

No: Sterile isotonic solution is safe but not a lubricant. You can try it. All the best ...Read more

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Do fruit juices contain sodium chloride?

Read label: Read the label, and the ingredients. If salt is an ingredient, then it does contain sodium chloride. ...Read more

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What might cause reduction of sodium chloride and potassium contents in the blood?

What might cause reduction of sodium chloride and potassium contents in the blood?

Md: Low sodium chloride and potassium can result from excessive losses as in diarrhea or some kidney problems. Please consult md to check the electrolyte derangements. ...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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Why would they give me 0.9% sodium chloride IV going really fast?

IV Fluid Hydration: That is basically salt water and is the most common IV fluid to give patients to improve hydration. Sometimes medicine is given through the IV with it. ...Read more

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Dangers of hypertonic solution? If someone with a chronic illness who may be underhydrated is put on 3% sodium chloride 500ml, what are the dangers?

Dangers of hypertonic solution? If someone with a chronic illness who may be underhydrated is put on 3% sodium chloride 500ml, what are the dangers?

Limited amount of: Hypertonic solution is fine for patients who are severely dehydrated, with low serum sodium and with neurologic symptoms- lethargy, weakness, confusion. Overtreatment with Hypertonic Saline may cause the damage to the covering of the brain cells (myelin sheath) and may cause similar symptoms as undertreatment. Best wishes! Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000775.Htm. ...Read more

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How does sodium chloride affect bone health?

How does sodium chloride affect bone health?

It doesn't: Sodium chloride in solid form is table salt. In solution form, we call it slain which is often used in surgeries because it can keep the bones moist without causing damage. ...Read more

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A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride, 33.3%sodium chloride. Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?

A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride, 33.3%sodium chloride. Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?

Use caution.: Salt intake and salt replacements are getting a lot of press lately. Sodium load in a diet is getting out of control due to practices of our food industry and taste requirements. People look at the alternatives and Potaccium is one of them. A usual replacement shows that the ratio of NaCL/KCl should be 60/40. So your salt may be showing an unusual ratio. But be aware that it is quantity not ratio. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more