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Beer potomania syndrome in an alcoholic.

Rapid reversal of sodium levels can lead to neurological problems, including a condition known as osmotic demyelination syndrome ODS. The symptoms of potomania are similar to other causes of hyponatremia and include dizziness, muscular weakness, neurological impairment and seizures, all related to hyponatremia and hypokalaemia.

As reported by the patient’s family, he had poor dietary habits and eats one meal in a day, three to four days per week. How to cite this article: On neurological examination, he appeared drowsy.

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Potomania – Wikipedia

Any intake above 4 liters would lead to a dilution of the serum sodium concentration and thus hyponatremia. Taking alcohol with a large pinch of salt: N Potomaniq J Med ; Hyponatremia is a common electrolyte abnormality in hospitalized patients with a history of chronic alcoholism.


His bowel sounds were normal with no tenderness, organomegaly or distention. Oligodendrocytes are myelinating cells of the central nervous system.

He was oriented to person and place, but not to time. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

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With a diet of only solute poor beer, only about mOSM normal mOSM to greater than mOSM of solute will be excreted per day, capping the amount of free water excretion at four liters. Indian J Nephrol ; It is described as the excessive intake of alcohol, particularly beer, together with poor dietary solute intake that leads to fatigue, dizziness, and muscular weakness.

His Glasgow score was In the literature review performed by Sanghvi, et al. Do not disregard or avoid professional medical advice due to content published within Potomqnia.

Any vomiting or GI absorptive problems due to alcohol intoxication can also compound the effect of potomania due to additional electrolyte and acid-base disturbances.

What Is Potomania and How Is It Treated?

It is also very important to note that due to the normal kidney function, and lack of other intrinsic or toxic cause of the electrolyte disturbance, restoration of dietary solutes will correct the electrolytes to normal serum levels. Assuming normal urinary dilation capability, any fluid intake more than L will result in water retention and subsequently pptomania hyponatremia in these patients [ 4 – 5 ].



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This is common among people who misuse alcohol, some of whom get most of their calories from drinking beer and other alcoholic beverages. Left untreated, potomania can be life-threatening. Am J Kidney Dis.


American Psychiatric Association; In addition, we also find the recommendations suggested by Sanghvi, et al. He had no jugular venous distention or peripheral edema. Not to be confused with Dipsomania.