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Conditions Associated with Salt Craving (Salt Appetite)

Purpose:

To evaluate a person for possible salt craving (increased salt appetite).

Specialty:

Nutrition
Cardiology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

E26.8, D50.9, I50.9

Description:

Salt craving refers to a marked increase in a person's appetite for salt. It is important to distinguish simple overuse from excessive intake.

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