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Blood Interpretation - Chloride
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Chloride

(normal range is 100 - 106)

If the patient exhibits a disturbed chloride value, this indicates an imbalance of the water shifting mechanism. Elevated chlorides would mean that too much water is crossing the membrane. Decreased chloride value along with decreased albumin (marked edema if albumin is below 3.5) means that there is deficient water creossing the membranes and will yeild a pitting edema.

 

If the patient exhibits a low value for chloride, you may want to consider the following:

  • If low with CO2 increased then metabolic alkalosis is probable
  • If low with BUN or creatinine increased and other electrolytes imbalanced renal dysfunction is probable
  • If low with low sodium then adrenal hypofunction is possible
  • If low with sow sodium and high potassium, bowel dysfunction/constipation is possible
  • If low with low chloride and high potassium then hypochlorhydria is possible
  • Other conditions that may exhibit a decreased chloride include: pyloric spasm diabetes, respiratory

distress. Also excessive vomiting, acute and chronic fevers, excessive perspiration, emphysema, diabetic

acidosis, heat cramps, diarrhea, pneumonia, infection.

 

The following nutritional agents may be considered for those patients exhibiting a

decreased chloride value:

  • Adrenal glandular

Adrenogen - 1-2 tablets twice daily in between meals

  • Digestive enzymes and butyrate

Spectrazyme - 1-2 tablets with each meal

Butyrate Plus - 3 capsules twice daily

  • Kidney glandular along with l-arginine

Renagen DTX - 1-2 tablets twice daily in between meals

Arginine Plus - 1-2 tablets twice daily in between meals

  • Betaine HCL (remember, chloride assists in the production of HCL by the chief cells of the stomach)

Metagest - 1-2 tablets at end of each meal

  • Table salt
  • Treat the underlying condition

 

If the patient exhibits an elevated chloride value, you may want to consider the following:

  • If high with low CO2, then metabolic acidosis is probable (along with an elevated anion gap, source of acidosis is from renal dysfunction, diabetic ketoacidosis, lactic acidosis, or exogenous poisons ethylene glycol, salicylates, methanol, paraldehydel) or (with a normal anion gap the cause is GI alkali loss due

to diarrhea, ileostomy or colostomy, renal tubular acidosis, selective hypoaldosteronism, ingestion of

acetazolamide or ammonium chloride)

  • If high with increased BUN and creatinine, and other electrolytes imbalanced, renal dysfunction (nephritis)

is probable.

  • Rule out excess use of salicyates or table salt.
  • Other conditions that may exhibit an increased chloride value include: adrenal cortical hyperfunction, dehydration, hyperparathyroidism, cardiac decompensation, anemia, prostatic and other types of urinary obstruction.


Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2009 02:39