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174 Possible Causes for Constipation, Hypokalemia, Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Rarely, DKA patients may present with significant hypokalemia.[web.archive.org] Symptoms of CD include malabsorption and malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiency anemia, failure to thrive, short stature, diarrhea, anorexia, constipation, vomiting[dx.doi.org] These side effects are: Insomnia Loss of appetite Constipation Weight loss Short temper Stains and bruises on the skin These effects occur due to people taking the same kratom[idsoc.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] This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Osteopenia and osteoporosis might cause bone pain for several reasons, including defective calcium transport by the diseased small intestine, vitamin D deficiency, and binding[symptoma.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] 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] […] and osteoporosis) which results in dry, brittle bones Muscle loss and weakness Severe dehydration, which can result in kidney failure Edema (swelling) Fainting, fatigue,[eatingdisorder.org]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    The presence of thyrotoxicosis and hypokalemia does not always indicate a diagnosis of TPP.[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] […] nerve damage known as alcoholic neuropathy, which can produce a painful pins-and-needles feeling or numbness in the extremities as well as muscle weakness, incontinence, constipation[m.webmd.com]

  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    Conversely, depression, bone or joint pain, and constipation were all significantly more common in patients with calcium 11.2mg/dL (p 0.006, 0.001, and 0.031, respectively[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This leads to porous, brittle bones known as osteopenia and osteoporosis.[healthcentral.com] A 46 year-old female patient presented to the hospital with ongoing and progressively increasing fatigue, severe nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, palpitations[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ulcerative Colitis

    Hypoalbuminemia (albumin 3.5 g/dL), hypokalemia (postassium 3.5 mEq/L), elevated alkaline phosphatase, and hypomagnesemia (magnesium, 1.5 mg/dL) will be looked for in a comprehensive[symptoma.com] Disease limited to the rectum (proctitis) may present with constipation and rectal bleeding.[patient.info] Some corticosteroid medications taken to treat ulcerative colitis symptoms can cause osteoporosis—the loss of bone osteopenia—low bone density Health care providers will monitor[niddk.nih.gov]

  • Crohn's Disease

    […] abdominal (belly area) pain Fever Fatigue Loss of appetite Pain with passing stool ( tenesmus ) Persistent, watery diarrhea Unintentional weight loss Other symptoms may include: Constipation[web.archive.org] Also, there were no apparent differences in risk of developing fissures, fistulas or abscesses; renal calculi; compression fractures or osteopenia/osteoporosis; or sclerosing[web.archive.org] This can cause pain, fever , constipation, diarrhoea and weight loss.[dermnetnz.org]

  • Renal Tubular Acidosis

    Subsequently, type 1 RTA due to Sjögren's syndrome was unveiled by sustained hypokalemia (3.3 to 3.4 mEq/L), persistent alkaline urine pH ( 6.0) despite metabolic acidosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Clinical Manifestations In children the clinical spectrum is nonspecific including anorexia, failure to thrive, vomiting and dehydration, constipation, polyuria, and polydipsia[renaltube.com] Prevalence and characterization of renal tubular acidosis in patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis and in non-porotic controls.[ccforum.biomedcentral.com]

  • Short Bowel Syndrome

    Hypokalemia, however, is a potentially underrecognized cause of rhabdomyolysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] recipient's intestinal tract, has been used for decades to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, and case reports document its use in the successful treatment of constipation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CONCLUSIONS: Osteopenia and osteoporosis were common in SBS patients.[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] INTRODUCTION: In 2015, 11.9% of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the United States had osteopenia, 5.1% osteoporosis, and 0.3% experienced a fracture.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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