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Unusual Salt Craving
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GingerKohler posted:
My son can't seem to keep his hands off of lunch meats (esp ham), pretzels, chips, Velveeta cheese, and puts a ton of salt on his food. If we don't allow it, he simply sneaks it. He will eat a whole pack of ham in one sitting. The clinic he goes to seem to think it's all related to a need for salt in his body. Has anyone ever heard of this???

I'm also putting this on the ADHD site and Special Needs forum.

He has ADHD and Asperger.
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Crissy0726 responded:
I remember seeing something like this on some show (maybe Mystery Diagnosis, one of those shows) where the little boy just put salt on everything and then would drink non stop. It was something with his kidneys and crystals forming, I can't remember all of it and I may be giving you alot of wrong information but it sounds like something his doctor should look into.
 
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TrudyGERD responded:
Has he ever had any kind of adrenal function or metabolic tests?
 
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GingerKohler responded:
"Has he ever had any kind of adrenal function or metabolic tests?" No. I didn't think of that. Don't know why the doctors haven't.


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