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152 Possible Causes for Muscle Cramp, Salt Craving

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    cramps, pain in joints and postural hypotension ( low blood pressure ).[news-medical.net] 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] 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]

  • Addison's Disease

    Presenting symptoms include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and muscle cramps.[em-consulte.com] craving.[bestpractice.bmj.com] Cramps and pains in muscles. Craving for salt or for salty foods and drinks. Menstrual periods in women may become irregular or stop. The symptoms can be vague at first.[patient.info]

  • Bartter's Disease

    Calling your health care provider Call your health care provider if your child is: Having muscle cramps Not growing well Urinating frequently[coordinatedhealth.com] craving, constipation, insensitivity to angiotensin II pressor effects, normal blood pressure.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Call your health care provider if your child is: Having muscle cramps Not growing well Urinating frequently Potassium wasting; Salt-wasting nephropathy Guay-Woodford LM.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Alkalosis

    ., muscular weakness, muscle pain , and muscle cramps (from disturbed function of the skeletal muscles), and muscle spasms (from disturbed function of smooth muscles).[en.wikipedia.org] Although the Gitelman phenotype is less severe, symptoms such as salt craving, cramps, weakness, and fatigue are common, associated with reduced health-related quality of[academic.oup.com] People may have irritability, muscle twitching, muscle cramps, or even muscle spasms. Blood is tested to diagnose alkalosis.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Gitelman Syndrome

    Muscle cramps (41%) and asthenia (35%) were the most frequent presenting symptoms.[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] 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]

  • Night Blindness

    ‘Patients might also have bone pain, muscle cramps, night blindness, and easy bruising as a result of malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamins.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com] We report on three boys, of Indian origin, with Dent's disease that presented at an early age (1-4 years), with polyuria, polydipsia, salt craving, recurrent vitamin A-responsive[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cerebral Salt-Wasting Syndrome

    Advanced symptoms include muscle cramps , lightheadedness, dizziness or vertigo , feelings of anxiety or panic (not mentally induced), increased heart rate or slowed heart[en.wikipedia.org] During this time the patient recalls having excessive thirst and a craving for the salt tablets, which he later found unpalatable.[edmcasereports.com] cravings, dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system , and dehydration .[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Muscle Cramp

    Most muscle cramps are benign, but cramps that occur on exertion or in a patient with abnormal findings on physical examination or electromyography are usually caused by significant[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The reason is most likely because they ignore their salt craving cues—eating mostly unprocessed and unsalted foods—while continuing to lose considerable salt through sweating[humankinetics.com] Historically relevant hypotheses on the pathophysiology of muscle cramp are reviewed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Overall, there was a 90 percent decrease in muscle cramps, a 47 percent decrease in chest pain and a definite decrease in blood vessel spasms in the people taking magnesium[mgwater.com] cravings, pupil dilation, and flushes.[mvpresource.com] There was a significant increase in mean serum Mg and marked improvement in palpitation, chest pain, fatigue, tremor, muscle cramps and dizziness.[mdheal.org]

  • Cystic Kidney

    cramps (HANAC).[nejm.org] Symptoms Early in the disease, depending on the form of ADTKD, symptoms may include: Excessive urination (polyuria) Gout Salt cravings Urination at night (nocturia) Weakness[mountsinai.org] Muscle cramps. Swollen feet. Puffiness around the eyes. Being pale due to anaemia. Feeling sick (nausea).[patient.info]

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