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1,556 Possible Causes for Constipation, Hypokalemia

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    It is known that these patients are more susceptible to hypokalemia than normal individuals.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Mild to moderate dehydration can cause dry mouth, fatigue, sleepiness, thirst, decreased urine output, dry skin, constipation, and dizziness.[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] hypokalemia.[omicsonline.org]

  • Caffeine

    Excessive ingestion of caffeine can induce hypokalemia, which affects the neuromuscular system and can lead to paralysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some symptoms of caffeine withdrawal include headaches, irritability, nervousness, nausea, constipation and muscular tension.[uhs.umich.edu] Excessive intake of caffeine may produce arrhythmias and pronounced hypokalemia and ensuing ventricular fibrillation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Celiac Disease

    This article describes a toddler who initially presented with recurrent diarrhea and weight loss with a significant secondary hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient had normal anion-gap metabolic acidosis (pH   7.16) with persisting hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypomagnesemia and hypophosphatemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    Hypovolemic (from vomiting) Hypochloremic (from vomiting) Hypokalemia (from vomiting) Alkalosis (from vomiting) What must be ruled out on physical exam in pts with SBO?[quizlet.com] A 29-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, and vomiting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 61-year old patient was admitted to our General Surgical and Emergency Unit because of sudden abdominal pain, vomit and constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    […] mean 324 pg/ml) and metabolic alkalosis (pH 7.5-7.6, mean 7.56) in all the patients, and in four of them high blood level of aldosterone (74-560 pg/ml, mean 295.9 pg/ml), hypokalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Treatment of constipation and prevention of complete bowel obstruction are required for gastrointestinal management in CF.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common form of cystic fibrosis is associated with respiratory symptoms, digestive problems (steatorrhea and/or constipation) and staturoponderal growth anomalies.[orpha.net]

  • Hepatic Encephalopathy

    […] helpful to use as a framework to think about precipitants: - Increased ammonia production/absorption: - Excess dietary protein - GI bleed (protein load) - Electrolytes (hypokalemia[errolozdalga.com] On admission, she had experienced constipation for seven days and exhibited a high serum ammonia level (251 μg/dL).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Thus, correction of hypokalemia is a simple and essential part of treating HE.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Nutritional support was begun slowly, however electrolyte derangements began to manifest on hospital day 2, with hypophosphatemia, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, and hypomagnesemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They include: Anaemia (iron deficiency) Compromised immune system (e.g. getting sick more often) Intestinal problems (e.g. abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea) Loss or[nedc.com.au] […] result in the following [73] : Delayed puberty Amenorrhea Anovulation Low estrogen states Increased growth hormone Decreased antidiuretic hormone Hypercarotenemia Hypothermia Hypokalemia[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Pheochromocytoma

    Hypokalemia may be present if hyperaldosteronism is diagnosed.[clinicalpainadvisor.com] […] case of one of the largest documented pheochromocytomas resected in the United States, an 18-cm tumor in a patient who presented with exertional dyspnea, abdominal pain, constipation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other symptoms include: Headaches Heart palpitations Sweating attacks Facial flushing or pallor Blood sugar control problems Constipation or abdominal distention Sudden low[cancercenter.com]

  • Sjogren's Syndrome

    She also had chronic hypokalemia and nephrolithiasis. Based on clinical presentation and work up, she was diagnosed with pSS and treated accordingly.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Arthralgia or nonerosive arthritis characterized by tenderness, swelling, or effusion of peripheral joints 37 to 75 Gastrointestinal symptoms (reflux, dyspepsia, diarrhea, constipation[aafp.org] Problems bronchitis tracheobronchitis lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis pleurisy Kidney Problems interstitial nephritis glomerulonephritis (rarely) renal tubular acidosis hypokalemia[physio-pedia.com]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    Patients receiving fludrocortisone acetate may experience gastrointestinal upset, edema, hypertension, hypokalemia, insomnia, and excitability.[pharmacytimes.com] Because chronic constipation is frequently reported in children, the possibility that macrogol contributes to adrenal crisis should be taken in account.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] other hand, the course of chronic adrenal insufficiency is more subtle and insidious, with the predomination of symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, weight loss, diarrhea or constipation[news-medical.net]

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