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Diagnostic Tests for Cravings

Diagnostic Test list for Cravings:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Cravings includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure e.g. may be high in alcoholism or diabetes, low in Addison's disease
    • Examine for signs of chronic liver disease - if suspect alcoholism.
    • Examine for pigmentation of Addison's disease
    • Examine skin and conjunctival for the pallor of iron deficiency
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count
    • Blood sugar - to detect diabetes.
    • Electrolytes - e.g. high potassium in Addison's disease.
    • Liver function tests - if alcoholism is suspected.
    • Iron studies - if suspect iron deficiency.
    • Pregnancy test - to rule out pregnancy as cause of cravings.
    • Cortisol, ACTH assay, Synacthen stimulation test, adrenal antibodies - if suspect Addison's disease.
  • Daily record of symptoms over 3 menstrual cycles - if suspect premenstrual tension as cause of cravings.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Cravings causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cravings:

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