Craving salt

x011 at Lehigh.EDU x011 at Lehigh.EDU
Fri Apr 21 09:20:52 EST 1995

In article <3n61kr$n0m at>, v102nq9f at (C
>>In article <3mok1l$i8d at>
>>kathy at (King Kathy) writes:
>>>       Does anyone know why someone would CONSTANTLY, year
>>>       after year, crave salt and salty foods? It seems very
>>>       bizarre. I've heard that infants supposedly crave salt
>>>       but have nothing to back that up. Any ideas?
>>>       -Kathy King
>is this someone you know?
>it sounds like it could be addison's disease (of the adrenal glands).
>whomever you refer to should see a physician (endocrinologist) immediately.
>a constant salt appetite is a very serious sign.
>(p.s. an endocrinologist would also be seen if faulty brain mechanisms are
>suspected - it is all part of one endocrine axis (i.s. adrenals, kidneys, and
>the brain).
A disease question instead of a neuroprocessing question.  Excellent.
Aldosternism may be the answer.  Dr. Dean Dimick at 610-402-1150
may be willing to answer your questions over the phone.
Ron Blue x011 at

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