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2,027 Possible Causes for 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] 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] […] muscle weakness Delirium Death Abnormal laboratory signs include low phosphate levels (hypophosphatemia), low blood sugar levels, ( hypoglycemia ), low potassium level ( hypokalemia[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    The presence of thyrotoxicosis and hypokalemia does not always indicate a diagnosis of TPP.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Bitters are also useful for their role in symptomatic relief of nausea, gastro-intestinal reflux, vomiting, abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation and loss of appetite [[esciencecentral.org] Symptoms of the disease include anorexia, diarrhea, weight loss, neurologic and psychiatric disturbances (most notably depression), and fatty deterioration of the liver, sometimes[omicsonline.org]

  • 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] […] 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] Patients with chronic emesis and use of cathartics present with classic metabolic disturbance: hypokalemia, hypochloremia, and metabolic alkalosis.[acphospitalist.org]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    In most cases, it is a result of diuretic therapy, which causes activation of the renin-angiotensin system, chloride depletion, increased distal sodium delivery, hypokalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of appetite constipation.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au] Other poor prognostic factors include left ventricular dysfunction with ejection fraction less than 20%, secondary renal insufficiency, hyponatremia and hypokalemia (with[symptoma.com]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    However, 2 widely quoted reports from a single source linking a unique 14% mortality with hypokalemia during cobalamin treatment for severe anemia 21 reflect an association[doi.org] These symptoms may be associated with changes in taste and loss of appetite. Patients may report either constipation or having several semisolid bowel movements daily.[web.archive.org] An 87-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for an unsteady gait and loss of appetite that had persisted for 20 days.[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] If you experience abdominal bloating, severe constipation, and a loss of appetite, seek immediate medical attention.[healthline.com] A 48-year-old healthy woman presented with anorexia of 2 days' duration and abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant.[nejm.org]

  • 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] Other symptoms may include Anemia Severe tiredness Weight loss Loss of appetite Bleeding from the rectum Sores on the skin Joint pain Growth failure in children About half[nlm.nih.gov] […] for anemia; thrombocytosis, a high platelet count, is occasionally seen Electrolyte studies and kidney function tests are done, as chronic diarrhea may be associated with hypokalemia[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    E) Correct Electrolyte Abnormalities if present: Hypocalcemia: Calcium gluconate 10%: 10 mL IV over 15–20 min Hypokalemia: KCl 10 mEq/h IV over 1 hr Hypomagnesemia (alcohol[epomedicine.com] Other symptoms include: A swollen, tender belly (abdomen) Back pain Nausea Vomiting Loss of appetite Fever Fast heartbeat If you suspect your child is experiencing pancreatitis[cincinnatichildrens.org] The following symptoms may also be present: vomiting nausea diarrhea loss of appetite rapid pulse pain with coughing, vigorous movements, and deep breathing tenderness when[medicalnewstoday.com]

  • 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]

  • Ascites

    […] diuresis depletes fluid from the intravascular compartment, especially when peripheral edema is absent; this depletion may cause renal failure or electrolyte imbalance (eg, hypokalemia[merckmanuals.com] […] of appetite, weight loss, serious physical asthenia, delayed intestinal transit, diffuse abdominal pain and increase of abdominal circumference.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of appetite, or anorexia feeling satisfied after eating a small amount (early satiety) constipation ankle or leg swelling the umbilicus, or belly button, sticks out or flattens[cancer.ca]

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