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703 Possible Causes for Constipation, Hypokalemia, Malnutrition

  • 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] Pathology was consistent with liver injury secondary to severe malnutrition rather than from refeeding syndrome.[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]

  • 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] Neurological symptoms were preceded by two months of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting, abdominal distention, and clear signs of malnutrition and weight loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] Physical examination often demonstrates the presence of chronic dehydration and malnutrition.[thehealthscience.com] Common gastrointestinal symptoms experienced by patients with cancer can vary widely and include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, decreased appetite,[cancertherapyadvisor.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] Diet-induced protein calorie malnutrition in C57BL/6J mice resulted in impaired pulmonary clearance of P. aeruginosa.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Treatment of constipation and prevention of complete bowel obstruction are required for gastrointestinal management in CF.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pellagra

    Pellagra due to malnutrition occurred in an Ottawa women in 1973. She was given a normal diet with supplements of riboflavin, thiamine, niacin and ascorbic acid.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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] 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]

  • Hypomagnesemia

    Hypokalemia events were related to malnutrition (odds ratio, 2.79; 95% confidence interval, 1.09-7.14; P .045).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Mg 2 has been used as a component of enemas to treat constipation.[doi.org] Extreme exercise, chronic diarrhea, alcohol intake, use of diuretics, smoking, oral magnesium supplementation, diabetes, malnutrition, hypertension, liver disease, thyroid[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vomiting of Pregnancy

    […] pregnant women and is associated with persistent vomiting (more than three episodes per day) that results in severe dehydration, ketonuria, electrolyte abnormalities such as hypokalemia[aafp.org] There are many options for treating this condition, which can cause dehydration, weight loss and malnutrition.[thebump.com] Unfortunately, constipation and increased sense of smell may make the condition worse.[babymed.com]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    The presence of thyrotoxicosis and hypokalemia does not always indicate a diagnosis of TPP.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 42-year-old man with a history of Billroth II-gastrectomy, chronic alcoholism, and malnutrition developed acute tetraparesis, two days before admission.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pain “Pins and needles” Numbness Muscle weakness, cramps, or aches Muscle spasms / contractions Tingling Constipation Diarrhea Incontinence (leaking urine) or difficulty with[foundationforpn.org]

  • Malnutrition

    This potentially fatal condition is associated with electrolyte disturbances including hypokalemia and hypophosphatemia In moderate to severe cases of malnutrition, enteral[emedicine.com] Worldwide, malnutrition is known to be a major risk for illness and death.[symptoma.com] We report a case of a 21 y old man who was diagnosed as CIPO with a history of recurrent intestinal colic and obstructive symptoms, slow transit type of constipation, bilateral[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Rarely, DKA patients may present with significant hypokalemia.[web.archive.org] E40-E46 Malnutrition E50-E64 Other nutritional deficiencies E65-E68 Overweight, obesity and other hyperalime...[icd10data.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]

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