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How does sodium chloride treat sodium loss?

Some types of sodium chloride may be used to treat sodium loss. When taken as a tablet or injected, sodium chloride can replace the sodium that may be lost due to dehydration, excessive sweating or other conditions. Sodium is essential for the body to function correctly, so sodium chloride may be necessary if sodium levels fall too low. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about using sodium chloride to treat sodium loss.

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