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59 Possible Causes for Salt Craving, Urine Sodium Increased

  • Addison's Disease

    craving.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Because mineralocorticoids stimulate sodium reabsorption and potassium excretion, deficiency results in increased excretion of sodium and decreased excretion of potassium,[merckmanuals.com] 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]

  • Renal Salt-Wasting Syndrome

    cravings, dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (dysautonomia), and dehydration.[en.wikipedia.org] Both RSWS and SIADH share similar laboratory values, such as hyponatremia and increased urine sodium; however, the major diagnostic feature used to differentiate between these[link.springer.com] To support this proposal, one prospective observational study found that patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage had increased urine volumes and sodium excretion, correlating[docneuro.com]

  • Cerebral Salt-Wasting Syndrome

    cravings, dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (dysautonomia), and dehydration.[en.wikipedia.org] CSW is associated with increased urine output and increased urine sodium concentration and volume contraction, and it is frequently seen after a central nervous system trauma[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] During this time the patient recalls having excessive thirst and a craving for the salt tablets, which he later found unpalatable.[edmcasereports.com]

  • 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] Misleadingly high urinary sodium (generally 20 mEq/L) or low urine osmolality can also occur due to renal sodium losses resulting from renal disease, diuretics, or adrenal[merckmanuals.com] Hyponatremia can also be caused by vomiting and increased urination, both of which can be side effects of alcohol consumption.[healthyeating.sfgate.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] In patients with New York Heart Association class II or III heart failure, a V2 receptor antagonist caused a solute-free water diuresis and increased plasma sodium concentration[doi.org] 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]

  • Gitelman Syndrome

    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] Adding to this, hypokalemia suppresses aldosterone secretion, which reduces sodium reabsorption (no hypovolemia) increasing back-diffusion of hydrogen, allowing the urine[revistanefrologia.com] 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]

  • Bartter's Disease

    craving, constipation, insensitivity to angiotensin II pressor effects, normal blood pressure.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] They lose excess amounts of salt (sodium chloride) in their urine, which leads to dehydration, constipation, and increased urine production (polyuria).[ghr.nlm.nih.gov] Urine electrolytes will show elevated sodium, chloride, calcium, with urinary potassium increasing after 1 to 3 weeks.[nature.com]

  • 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] sodium in diet, i/o & daily weights, cushings too much steroids (increased cortisol steroids if you do a 24hr urine on the client), urine contains ketones and glucose retains[allnurses.com] 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]

  • Hyponatremia

    […] deposits on clothing after exercise and craving salty foods after long training session or races.[trainingpeaks.com] Urine sodium and osmolality were increased.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Medications, like diuretics, can cause your kidneys to increase the amount of sodium excreted in urine.[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Hypertension

    […] for salt Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Skin found to play a role in controlling blood pressure Monday, October 16, 2017 Blood pressure medication does not completely restore[sciencedaily.com] Retention of sodium results in increased extracellular volume, which is associated with an elevation of BP.[web.archive.org] […] hypertensive adults Thursday, November 2, 2017 Sugar-sweetened drinks raise risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Spicy food may curb unhealthy cravings[sciencedaily.com]

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