Chloride is essential for maintaining the balance of fluids in the body. Most Americans get more chloride than necessary due to the popular use of salt in the diet. Excessive chloride intake is associated with high blood pressure as well as retention of fluid in those with existing conditions such as congestive heart failure.
Loss of fluids results in an insufficient amount of chloride in the body. There are several causes of this, including excessive sweating and medications.Learn more about Organic Chemistry