Hyperchloremia can be hard to prevent, particularly when it is caused by a medical condition such as Addison’s disease. For people who are at risk of developing hyperchloremia, some strategies that may help include:
1. Talking to a doctor about medications that can cause hyperchloremia.
2. Discussing options for reducing the effects of drugs that can cause hyperchloremia. For example, a person may need to drink more water or receive IV fluids when they feel dehydrated.
3. Eating a balanced diet, and avoiding extreme food restrictions.
4. Taking diabetes medications exactly as a doctor prescribes.
In otherwise healthy people, hyperchloremia is very rare. Simply drinking enough fluid and avoiding excessive salt consumption can prevent this electrolyte imbalance.