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Calcium Chloride: Uses and Side Effects

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Calcium Chloride

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  • Calcium chloride may be used to address conditions caused by decreased levels of this mineral. In some cases, it can be given to patients with health problems like arrhythmias and hypermagnesemia
  • Calcium chloride is also used to manufacture food, produce cement, and maintain and construct roads and highways
  • You must exercise extreme caution when using calcium chloride. Some of its side effects include skin and respiratory tract irritation, ulcerations on the nasal mucous membrane, dizziness, upset stomach, weakness or fainting

It's common to hear about people carefully monitoring their calcium levels, especially since this mineral plays a big role in improving bone health and retaining proper heart and muscle function. Because the body cannot produce enough calcium on its own, many people rely on external sources to increase their levels of this nutrient.

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