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1,362 Possible Causes for Constipation, Hypokalemia, Loss of Appetite

  • 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] Extreme weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa can lead to dangerous health problems and even death. The term anorexia literally means "loss of appetite."[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • 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] CASE: A 29-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, and vomiting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] If you experience abdominal bloating, severe constipation, and a loss of appetite, seek immediate medical attention.[healthline.com]

  • Laxative Abuse

    Laxative abuse can cause hypokalemia and volume depletion. Hypokalemia, in turn, can lead to rhabdomyolysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Severe, chronic constipation x 10 years. 4.[slideshare.net] […] abuse, infections and loss of appetite.[healthquestions.medhelp.org]

  • Pyloric Obstruction

    Renal compensation for this loss of H ions is by preserving protons at the expense of potassium and thus hypokalemia ensues with now, hypochloremic, hypokalemic metabolic[forums.studentdoctor.net] Common gastrointestinal symptoms experienced by patients with cancer can vary widely and include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, decreased appetite,[cancertherapyadvisor.com] The adrenocortical response to hypovolemia intensifies the exchange of potassium for sodium at the distal tubule, with subsequent aggravation of the hypokalemia.[thehealthscience.com]

  • Pellagra

    Once you recover you can maintain your health, barring some future stress/trauma that depletes your reserves, at which time heartburn/GERD/IBS/diarrhea/constipation symptoms[celiac.com] Symptoms of pellagra include: Delusions or mental confusion Diarrhea Weakness Loss of appetite Pain in abdomen Inflamed mucous membrane Scaly skin sores, especially in sun-exposed[nlm.nih.gov] Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, pruritus, hives, abnormally high liver enzymes, and constipation. However, too much nicotinic acid or niacin can be harmful.[webmd.com]

  • 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] Possibilities include headache, lethargy, irritability , leg cramps , constipation and heart palpitations .[dietdoctor.com] Another goal is to replace fluids lost through urination, loss of appetite, and vomiting if you have these symptoms.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Intestinal Disease

    Blood tests showed hypokalemia of 2.9 mmol/l, hypomagnesemia of 1.3 mmol/l and hypoalbuminemia of 2.3 g/dL. Complete blood cell count was normal.[scielo.mec.pt] Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two common examples.[my.clevelandclinic.org] Loss of appetite and weight loss also may occur.[rxlist.com]

  • Ileus

    The patients had dilated bowels and hypokalemia; correction of the hypokalemia decreased the dilation.[ijam-web.org] Risk factors for constipation in the ICU According to Nassar et al, (2009), constipation occurred in 69.9% of the patients who stayed for loger than 3 days in the ICU.[derangedphysiology.com] Bloating, vomiting, constipation, cramps, and loss of appetite occur. The diagnosis is made by x-ray.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Purging-Type Bulimia Nervosa

    Hypokalemia represents a potential medical emergency, and serum electrolyte levels should be measured as part of the initial evaluation in all new patients.[aafp.org] 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] […] nervosa 2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code Type 1 Excludes loss of appetite ( R63.0 ) psychogenic loss of appetite ( F50.89 ) Anorexia nervosa Approximate[icd10data.com]

  • 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] […] of appetite Stools that are pale or clay-colored, foul smelling, have mucus, or that float Weight loss Symptoms related to the lungs and sinuses may include: Coughing or[nlm.nih.gov]

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