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180 Possible Causes for Hypotension, Salt Craving

  • Addison's Disease

    craving.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of hypotension in these individuals.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 41-year-old Caucasian woman with autoimmune hypothyroidism, premature ovarian failure, and microscopic colitis presented with nausea, salt craving, increased skin pigmentation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Salt Depletion

    Salty Deception: What Your Salt Cravings Really Mean New Salt Study Proves to be Misleading “Experts” say that 90% of Americans are eating way too much salt, which puts them[bodyecology.com] Clinical features include diminished skin turgor, dry mucous membranes, tachycardia, and orthostatic hypotension. Diagnosis is clinical.[merckmanuals.com] Because renal compromise may occur in patients with hypotension, physicians should consider using mannitol and diuretics to maintain urine output at 50 to 100 mL per hour.[aafp.org]

  • Renal Salt-Wasting Syndrome

    cravings, dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (dysautonomia), and dehydration.[en.wikipedia.org] Seven of seventy patients treated with cisplatin over 18 months developed salt-wasting nephropathy and orthostatic hypotension.[annals.org] During this time the patient recalls having excessive thirst and a craving for the salt tablets, which he later found unpalatable.[edmcasereports.com]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    This situation may be associated with symptoms suggestive of chronic adrenal insufficiency such as hyperpigmentation, salt craving, and association with autoimmune diseases[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Unexplained hypotension may be a manifestation of an adrenal insufficient state in patients with a history of corticosteroid therapy on hemodialysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Available data suggest that patients with PAI may be underreplaced with FC as symptoms and signs indicating chronic MC underreplacement, such as salt craving and postural[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Addisonian Crisis

    craving (M) arthralgias, myalgias mental health Crisis: GI weakness, apathy, confusion, decreased LOC, coma lightheadedness (result from decreased salt) Excess: Physical[sharinginhealth.ca] On investigation the cause of hypotension was diagnosed as acute adrenocortical insufficiency, secondary to adrenal tuberculosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Three women were admitted to the surgical wards with acute gastro-intestinal symptoms and despite good clinical (pigmentation, hypotension) and biochemical (hyponatraemia,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Autoimmune Adrenal Insufficiency

    One month after admission, the patient presented to the endocrine clinic with increased fatigue, decreased appetite, weight loss, salt craving and darkening of the skin.[endocrine.org] On physical exam, she was noted to be hypotensive and had palmar hyperpigmentation.[shmabstracts.com] Signs and symptoms may include: Extreme fatigue Weight loss and decreased appetite Darkening of your skin (hyperpigmentation) Low blood pressure, even fainting Salt craving[mayoclinic.org]

  • Gitelman Syndrome

    The index patient, her sister, father and two aunts had a history of severe salt cravings, fatigue and tetanic episodes, leading to consumption of large quantities of salt[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This paper presents 3 sisters with Gitelman syndrome who could not tolerate magnesium supplements, and whose hypotension and polyuria were eliminated by taking 2 mg/kg/day[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 22-year male presented with severe episodic fatigue involving all limbs associated with episodes of sinking, palpitations, salt craving, increased thirst and frequent micturition[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Adrenal Gland Disease

    craving Muscle aches Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Intolerance to cold If not treated, Addison's disease may lead to severe abdominal pain, extreme weakness, low blood pressure[stanfordchildrens.org] Depends on the course of the disease: acute stage: the patient presents with fever, back pain, hypotension, weakness chronic stage : progressive lethargy, weakness, cutaneous[radiopaedia.org] If not treated, adrenal insufficiency may result in severe abdominal pains, vomiting, profound muscle weakness and fatigue, depression, extremely low blood pressure ( hypotension[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Hyponatremia

    […] deposits on clothing after exercise and craving salty foods after long training session or races.[trainingpeaks.com] After several weeks of suffering from gastroenteritis with vomiting, she presented with disturbance of consciousness, hypotension, dehydration, and severe hyponatremia (108[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He was in poor general condition, hypotensive, and he had dry mucous membranes and skin as well as mucosa hyperpigmentation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    She described a daily pattern of eating continually from a cup of ice chips accompanied by multiple spoons of salt directly out of a salt shaker.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Analyzed safety concerns include gastrointestinal side effects (oral iron) and risks of hypotension, anaphylaxis, infection, hypophosphatemia, oxidative stress and mortality[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These cravings had been present for many years, were bothersome to her, and interfered with her daily life.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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