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18 Possible Causes for Potassium Decreased, Supraclavicular Fat Pads

  • Iatrogenic Cushing's Disease

    – level decreased ( hypokalemia ) Non-Laboratory Tests Computed tomography (CT) – scan of the chest, particularly the lung, and abdomen; may be used to help locate adrenal[labtestsonline.org] Individuals with Cushing syndrome can develop moon facies, facial plethora, supraclavicular fat pads, buffalo hump, truncal obesity, and purple striae, as shown in the image[emedicine.medscape.com] Common: centripetal obesity with dorsocervical and supraclavicular fat pads, facial plethora and "moon face," fatigue, hyperglycemia, hypertension, mood lability, easy bruisability[hopkinsguides.com]

  • Cushing's Disease

    As the level of potassium decreased, the chances of abnormal heart rhythms increase.[livestrong.com] Individuals with Cushing syndrome can develop moon facies, facial plethora, supraclavicular fat pads, buffalo hump, truncal obesity, and purple striae, as shown in the image[emedicine.medscape.com] fat pads (buffalo hump) Usually, very slender distal extremities and fingers Muscle wasting and weakness are present.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma

    potassium, due to excessive aldosterone production To check the levels of hormones in blood that are secreted from the adrenal cortex, such as aldosterone, cortisol, and[dovemed.com] pads.[symptoma.com] Signs of Conn's syndrome include elevated blood pressure, decreased levels of potassium in the blood, and decreased levels of a chemical produced by the kidneys called renin[oncolink.org]

  • ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma

    […] levels 0002900 Immunodeficiency Decreased immune function 0002721 Infertility 0000789 Menorrhagia Abnormally heavy bleeding during menstruation 0000132 Metrorrhagia Abnormal[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] fat pad, sometimes known as a 'buffalo hump' purple skin striae easy skin bruising acanthosis nigricans proximal myopathy depression and other mood disorders osteoporosis[radiopaedia.org] Potassium loss: hypokalemic alkalosis in 20% of cases Blood changes (glucocorticoid excess) Decreased lymphocytes and esosinophils in blood Increased neutrophils with high[cushings-help.com]

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormone

    There is a decreased Potassium level.[labpedia.net] It may also increase potassium and decrease sodium in muscle and brain cells.[mcb.berkeley.edu] Hypersecretion of Alderosterone decreases the potassium in the body (affecting nerve impulse transmission and leading to muscular paralysis).[ivyroses.com]

  • Secondary Aldosteronism

    Other signs and symptoms include a new steady-state involving mildly increased volume and decreased potassium, a lack of edema, mild hypernatremia, metabolic alkalosis if[wikilectures.eu] Weight gain, glucose intolerance, striae, skin thinning, increase in cervical, supraclavicular fat pad, facial plethora, muscle weakness, or osteoporosis in an obese patient[thecurbsiders.com] High blood pressure (that does not decrease in response to medication) Paralysis Excessive thirst How is Secondary Hyperaldosteronism Diagnosed?[dovemed.com]

  • Cushing Syndrome

    – level decreased ( hypokalemia ) Non-Laboratory Tests Computed tomography (CT) – scan of the chest, particularly the lung, and abdomen; may be used to help locate adrenal[labtestsonline.org] Features more specific to Cushing's syndrome include proximal muscle weakness, supraclavicular fat pads, facial plethora, violaceous striae, easy bruising, and premature osteoporosis[bestpractice.bmj.com] fat pad, sometimes known as a 'buffalo hump' purple skin striae easy skin bruising acanthosis nigricans proximal myopathy depression and other mood disorders osteoporosis[radiopaedia.org]

  • ACTH-Dependent Cushing Syndrome

    Among patients who underwent a high-dose dexamethasone suppression test, cortisol levels decreased by less than 50% in 88% of patients with ectopic ACTH secretion and in 26%[pituitary.org] Case: A 26-year-old male patient presented with moon face, purplish striae, supraclavicular fat pads and proximal muscle weakness.[endocrine-abstracts.org] pad (buffalo hump); supraclavicular fat pads; facial fullness (moon face) Reproductive system- menstrual irregularity; infertility Psychiatric effects- depression (62%),[dundeemedstudentnotes.wordpress.com]

  • Hypertension

    The relationship between increased potassium supplementation and a decrease in HTN is relatively well understood, but the effect of increased potassium intake from dietary[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] fat pads, wide (1-cm) violaceous striae, hirsutism Overnight 1-mg dexamethasone suppression test 24-h urinary free cortisol excretion (preferably multiple); midnight salivary[dx.doi.org] However, we also found a statistically significant decrease in blood pressure with increased potassium when sodium intake was 2-4 g/day.[doi.org]

  • Adrenal Cushing Syndrome

    Diet high in protein and potassium Drugs that decrease cortisol levels or block cortisol's effects Surgery or radiation therapy Treatment depends on whether the problem is[merckmanuals.com] fat pad, sometimes known as a 'buffalo hump' purple skin striae easy skin bruising acanthosis nigricans proximal myopathy depression and other mood disorders osteoporosis[radiopaedia.org] Individuals with Cushing syndrome can develop moon facies, facial plethora, supraclavicular fat pads, buffalo hump, truncal obesity, and purple striae, as shown in the image[emedicine.medscape.com]

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