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Craving Salty Foods (Overview)

Craving salty foods is the hunger and strong desire for things that taste salty. This can be a sign that there are problems with the kidneys that are causing the salt levels in the body to be low.


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Why am I craving salty foods? Is it just because they taste so good?

Why am I craving salty foods? Is it just because they taste so good?

Could be, or: It could mean you're pregnant or dehydrated or that you're addicted to salty snacks. It could mean you have a mineral deficiency or an electrolyte of balance. Or maybe you've been trying to cut back and old habits die hard! ...Read more

Craving Salty Foods (Overview)

Craving salty foods is the hunger and strong desire for things that taste salty. This can be a sign that there are problems with the kidneys that are causing the salt levels in the body to be low.


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Why am I craving salty foods? Is it just because they taste so good?

Could be, or: It could mean you're pregnant or dehydrated or that you're addicted to salty snacks. It could mean you have a mineral deficiency or an electrolyte of balance. Or maybe you've been trying to cut back and old habits die hard! ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Tip)

Eating a Low-Sodium Diet

The less work you have to put into preparing your food, the saltier it is likely to be. ...See more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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Craving salty food like potato chips and such, what does this mean?

Craving salty food like potato chips and such, what does this mean?

All kinds of things: It could mean you're pregnant or dehydrated or that you're addicted to salty snacks. It could mean you have a mineral deficiency or an electrolyte of balance. Or maybe you've been trying to cut back and old habits die hard! ...Read more

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Is it possible to crave food due to pregnancy at only 7dpo (days past ovulation)? Today I have been craving salty food like popcorn, olives and feta

Is it possible to crave food due to pregnancy at only 7dpo (days past ovulation)?  Today I have been craving salty food like popcorn, olives and feta

Impossible: The pregnant body does not have any physical connection or communication with the new fetus for about fourteen days after conception. So no, these symptoms are not related to a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Tip)

Eating a Low-Sodium Diet

Low salt diet does not equal low taste diet. The are lots of alternatives to salty snacks. ...See more

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Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue.On low-glycemic diet(day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods.Is it normal?How long it takes 2 recover fully?

Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue.On low-glycemic diet(day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods.Is it normal?How long it takes 2 recover fully?

complex problem: Adrenal fatique/insufficiency is rare, especially in your age group. Okay to ask your doc about adrenal replacement to help control these symptoms. Take friend/family with you to ask questions, understand your doc. Recovery will be related to replacement adrenal therapy. Be well. ...Read more

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Are cravings for sweet and salty foods connected to anaemia?

Are cravings for sweet and salty foods connected to anaemia?

Usually not: The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency usually from chronic blood loss (heavy menstrual periods in women or unsuspected bleeding from the stomach or colon). Iron deficiency seems to induce a craving in the diet for something that resembles metallic qualities of iron (hardness, taste or color) - ice cubes or chips, hard candy, or even inedible things like dirt. This is called pica. ...Read more