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756 Possible Causes for Constipation, Hypokalemia, Lethargy

  • 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] Clinical features include lethargy and confusion (frequently progressing to coma); asterixis; nystagmus, pathologic; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate[icd9data.com] On admission, she had experienced constipation for seven days and exhibited a high serum ammonia level (251 μg/dL).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] Makes frequent comments about feeling “fat” or overweight despite weight loss Complains of constipation, abdominal pain, cold intolerance, lethargy, and/or excess energy Denies[nationaleatingdisorders.org] […] muscle weakness Delirium Death Abnormal laboratory signs include low phosphate levels (hypophosphatemia), low blood sugar levels, ( hypoglycemia ), low potassium level ( hypokalemia[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Diabetic Ketotic Coma

    […] also eliminates ketone bodies (2) insulin – turn off gluconeogenesis/glycogenolysis [K ] must be carefully monitored, since insulin causes K to enter cells – hyperkalemia Þ hypokalemia[d3jonline.tripod.com] Nonketotic hyperosmolar coma [ edit ] Nonketotic hyperosmolar coma usually develops more insidiously than diabetic ketoacidosis because the principal symptom is lethargy progressing[en.wikipedia.org] Possibilities include headache, lethargy, irritability , leg cramps , constipation and heart palpitations .[dietdoctor.com]

  • Hypokalemia

    MayoClinic.com: Low potassium (hypokalemia) MedicineNet.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) eMedicineHealth.com: Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) Content of Selected Foods per Common[en.wikipedia.org] Patients with hypertension who frequently complain of unrefreshed sleep, daytime sleepiness, impaired concentration, fatigue, and lethargy commonly suffer from hypokalemia[empr.com] Clinical features include transient periods of muscle weakness and tetany, dizziness, abdominal pains and constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Depression

    Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side.[goodreads.com] Symptoms of lethargy or irritability can put further strain on a relationship.[goodtherapy.org] It can sap a person of the physical or emotional energy to actively engage in life, leading to constant lethargy. Slowed movements or restlessness.[health.com]

  • Diabetes Insipidus

    An adult male with metastatic medullary thyroid cancer presented with hyperglycemia, hypernatremia, hypokalemia, hypertension, acne-like rash, and diabetes insipidus (urine[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She had a 3-month history of lethargy, reduced appetite, weight loss, cough and intermittent fevers.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Consume plenty of high-fiber foods and fruit juices to prevent or treat constipation.[healthcommunities.com]

  • Dehydration

    This disease is characterized by minimal proteinuria, hyperuricemia, hypokalemia and reduced glomerular filtration rate.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The major presenting complaints were fever (34.6%), poor feeding (42.8%), loose stools (40.8%) and lethargy (26.5%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some examples are: Bumetanide Chlorothiazide ( Diuril ) Eplerenone ( Inspra ) Furosemide (Lasix) Torsemide ( Demadex ) Triamterene ( Dyrenium ) Laxatives If you're constipated[webmd.com]

  • Hypothyroidism

    KEYWORDS: Combined spinal epidural; Hypokalemia; Hypothyroidism; Local anesthetic; Renal tubular acidosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 75-year-old man experienced neurologic symptoms including memory impairment, ataxic gait, sensory polyneuropathy and myopathy, lethargy, and edema of the face and lower[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms include weight gain, constipation, dry skin, and sensitivity to the cold.[icd9data.com]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Rarely, DKA patients may present with significant hypokalemia.[web.archive.org] Patients diagnosed with DKA develop very high blood sugar levels, abdominal pain, fruity-smelling breath, dehydration, severe weakness, lethargy, and coma.[innerbody.com] Symptoms of CD include malabsorption and malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiency anemia, failure to thrive, short stature, diarrhea, anorexia, constipation, vomiting[dx.doi.org]

  • Stroke

    With few exceptions (such as hypokalemia during infusion, which occurred in 6.4 percent of patients receiving NXY-059, as compared with 4.4 percent receiving placebo), there[doi.org] […] subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), which can sometimes be hard to detect in mentally altered neurological patients or those with nonspecific, nonlateralizing clinical findings, such as lethargy[medscape.com] Loss of bowel control or constipation also may occur after a stroke.[web.archive.org]

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