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How do you differentiate bartter syndrome from gitelman syndrome?

How do you differentiate bartter syndrome from gitelman syndrome?

See below: Both Bartter and Gitelman syndrome has an impairment in one of the transporters involved in sodium chloride reabsorption in the loop of Henle and distal tubule, respectively. Therefore, low urine concentrating ability and normal or high urine calcium excretion is noted only in Bartter syndrome. ...Read more

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Can untreated gitelman syndrome (diagnosing now) cause a false positive on a VIP, 5hiaa & chromogranin test? 1 positive, 3 negatives for each.

Can untreated gitelman syndrome (diagnosing now) cause a false positive on a VIP, 5hiaa & chromogranin test? 1 positive, 3 negatives for each.

No: Hi. Gitelman's is a genetic disease of a salt transporter in the kidney tubule. VIP, 5-HIAA, and chromogranin A are all products of neuroendocrine cells. There is no relation between Gitelman's and neuroendocrine tissue. If one patient has all that going on, it's happenstance. ...Read more

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Could I have gitelman syndrome and not know? Fluctuating blood potassium levels, numbness, warm sensation, irreg. heartbeat, weakness, fatigue, dizzy

Could I have gitelman syndrome and not know? Fluctuating blood potassium levels, numbness, warm sensation, irreg. heartbeat, weakness, fatigue, dizzy

More workup needed : Gitelman is much more than just potassium levels, and they don't "fluctuate." You also don't really find any symptoms you can feel. It's quite rare, and the likelihood of you having it is extremely low. The presence of magnesium wasting is also part of the diagnosis. Your symptoms are likely something else like anxiety or a psychosomatic disorder and can be evaluated by a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Exercise: Intense exercise that causes sweating can change electorlyes. You are safe doing low intensity exercise that does not lead to profuse sweating. Ie yoga, but any exercise at low intensity should be fine. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can anything else cause renal wasting of potassium and magnesium besides gitelman & bartters syndrome?

Can anything else cause renal wasting of potassium and magnesium besides gitelman & bartters syndrome?

Um...YES!!!: Hi. Silly question. OK, maybe you just don't know. Yes, there are MANY reasons for renal wasting of potassium besides Bartter's and the subset, Gitelman's syndromes. Do you have high blood pressure? No place to guess. See an endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Being diagnosed with Gitelman or Bartters syndrome? Should find out today. Already on Mag64 , K 20meq, would they add any other supplements??

Being diagnosed with Gitelman or Bartters syndrome? Should find out today. Already on Mag64 , K 20meq, would they add any other supplements??

Possibly: They may also add a potassium-sparing diuretic to your regime depending on how well your potassium is staying up with your current supplementation. ...Read more

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What's the Kundalini syndrome?

What's the Kundalini syndrome?

Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more