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127 Possible Causes for Potassium Increased, Salt Craving

  • Addison's Disease

    Classically, patients affected with Addison's disease develop weakness, anorexia, electrolyte imbalances: decreased sodium and chloride with increased serum potassium resulting[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] craving.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] I found that increasing my potassium intake reduced my pain exponentially. I did not decrease my sodium intake.[earthclinic.com]

  • Autoimmune Adrenal Insufficiency

    The kidneys' effect on sodium and potassium depend on the intake of these cations (ie, increased sodium intake increased potassium secretion).[emedicine.medscape.com] 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] 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]

  • Addisonian Crisis

    - mineral corticosteroid addisons too little steroids excretes sodium and water and holds on to potassium so increase potassium hyponatremia (losing sodium), hypotension ([allnurses.com] craving (M) arthralgias, myalgias mental health Crisis: GI weakness, apathy, confusion, decreased LOC, coma lightheadedness (result from decreased salt) Excess: Physical[sharinginhealth.ca] There are some classical signs and many signs suggestive of AI that may be useful for diagnosis, such as hyperpigmentation or salt craving.[scielo.br]

  • Bartter's Disease

    Increased production of aldosterone was subsequently associated with excessive potassium excretion.[britannica.com] craving, constipation, insensitivity to angiotensin II pressor effects, normal blood pressure.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Some common ones include: Constipation Frequent urination Generally feeling unwell Muscle weakness and cramping Salt cravings Severe thirst Slower than normal growth and development[webmd.com]

  • Gitelman Syndrome

    Mean blood potassium levels increased from 2.8 0.3, 3.5 0.5 and 3.2 0.3 before treatment to 3.2 0.5, 3.7 0.6 and 3.7 0.3 mmol/l with treatment in groups with two (P 0.003)[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]

  • Salt Depletion

    Prestudy salt depletion was associated with nonsignificant decreases in serum sodium (138 /- 2 mM), potassium (3.5 /- 0.2 mM) and increased urea (6.5 /- 1.1 mM), and creatinine[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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] The control group was composed of 20 healthy women in normal sodium and potassium balance (N group).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dehydration

    Plus, a lack of electrolytes, potassium and sodium – all of which hydration helps increase – is linked to cramps.[tiphero.com] Here's how to know if you're dehydrated: Headache Irritability Weakness Cravings for sugar and salt Dizziness Dark urine Dry mouth Nausea Vomiting Some people experience these[bodyecology.com] Potassium depletion affects respiration, increases nausea, and, if severe enough, may cause respiratory arrest or central nervous system (CNS) seizures.[encyclopedia.com]

  • Renal Salt-Wasting Syndrome

    They increase renal excretion of potassium and hydrogen ion.[slideshare.net] cravings, dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (dysautonomia), and dehydration.[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]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    The kidneys' effect on sodium and potassium depend on the intake of these cations (ie, increased sodium intake increased potassium secretion).[emedicine.com] 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]

  • Hypokalemia

    […] fluid, and urinary potassium excretion. 1 Potassium secretion is dictated by an increase in the serum potassium concentration, a rise in plasma aldosterone concentration,[acls.com] GS most commonly manifests with muscle weakness, salt craving, thirst, nocturia, paresthesia (especially in the face), tetany, and abdominal pain ( 3 ).[clinchem.aaccjnls.org] Clinical signs include salt craving, cramps, muscle weakness and aches, fatigue, generalised weakness and dizziness, nocturia and polydipsia. Incidental finding.[patient.info]

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