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203 Possible Causes for Confusion, Diarrhea, Salt Craving

  • Addison's Disease

    Excessive diarrhea and vomiting among patients may also benefit from the sodium supplementations.[symptoma.com] craving.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] By ADSHG, January 1, 2016 82,234 views When you are first diagnosed with Addison's, it can be an uncertain and confusing time.[addisons.org.uk]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    OBJECTIVE: Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Consuming large amounts of this type of carbohydrate increases cravings for more unhealthy carbohydrates, as well as salts and sugars.[crchealth.com] The first had been admitted with confusion and weight loss, the second with hypotension and sepsis, and the third with confusion and hypoglycaemia-induced seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    Diarrhea following organ transplantation is usually associated with infection and immunosuppression therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This situation may be associated with symptoms suggestive of chronic adrenal insufficiency such as hyperpigmentation, salt craving, and association with autoimmune diseases[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 45-year-old woman with a history of NS presented 2 weeks after abrupt cessation of prednisone with nausea, vomiting, decreased oral intake and confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hyponatremia

    The patient presented with the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dark urine after drinking large amounts of fluids that included alcohol and caffeine.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] deposits on clothing after exercise and craving salty foods after long training session or races.[trainingpeaks.com] Moderate - personality change, muscle cramps and weakness, confusion, ataxia. Severe - drowsiness.[patient.info]

  • Dehydration

    Eligible children were 3 months to 10 years old and presented for emergency department (ED) care because of vomiting and/or diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Here's how to know if you're dehydrated: Headache Irritability Weakness Cravings for sugar and salt Dizziness Dark urine Dry mouth Nausea Vomiting Some people experience these[bodyecology.com] There is any other change in the person's alertness (for example, confusion or seizures). The person has a fever over 102 F (38.8 C).[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome

    Diarrhea is another very uncomfortable and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptom.[healthline.com] Indicators point to bath salts having a very high potential for abuse and addiction. Those who have used the drug say that it causes extremely strong cravings.[thefix.com] These usually include at least two of the following: tremors anxiety nausea vomiting headache an increased heart rate sweating irritability confusion insomnia nightmares high[healthline.com]

  • Electrolyte Imbalance

    There are a number of causes of diarrhea (see Table: Some Causes of Diarrhea* ).[merckmanuals.com] Salt craving becomes more severe and is a warning sign of underlying problems.[drlam.com] Clinically the children showed transient neurological deficits including confusion, pseudobulbar palsy, and deterioration of consciousness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Neonatal Adrenoleukodystrophy

    […] and fatigue, weight loss and decreased appetite, darkening of the skin, low blood pressure, fainting, cravings for salt, low blood sugar levels, irritability, depression, diarrhea[livingnaturallyonline.com] Notes X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (see this term) should not be confused with NALD. Biochemical Validated VLCFA is abnormal in all patients.[repository.innermed.eu] X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (see this term) should not be confused with NALD.[orpha.net]

  • Addisonian Crisis

    […] represents a state of acute adrenocortical insufficiency and occurs in patient with Addison's disease who are exposed to stress of infection, surgery, trauma, vomiting and diarrhea[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] craving (M) arthralgias, myalgias mental health Crisis: GI weakness, apathy, confusion, decreased LOC, coma lightheadedness (result from decreased salt) Excess: Physical[sharinginhealth.ca] Characteristic symptoms are: Sudden penetrating pain in the legs, lower back or abdomen Confusion, psychosis, slurred speech Severe lethargy Convulsions Fever Hyperkalemia[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Hypokalemia

    We report this first case of acute appendicitis who presented initially with complain of diarrhea accompanying hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] GS most commonly manifests with muscle weakness, salt craving, thirst, nocturia, paresthesia (especially in the face), tetany, and abdominal pain ( 3 ).[clinchem.aaccjnls.org] Signs & Symptoms (tricks on how to easily remember) Nursing Intervention…things that NCLEX and lecture exams look for Hypo low Kal root word for potassium….. don’t get it confused[registerednursern.com]

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