A hereditary disorder in the kidney which results from an imbalance of the charged atoms in the body is known as Gitelman syndrome. It is not until late childhood or early adulthood that the symptoms of this condition are observed. These symptoms include muscle weakness, dizziness, salt craving and painful muscle spasms. Sometimes, low blood pressure, fatigue and a prickly sensation in the skin are also associated with Gitelman syndrome.
HOW IS GITELMAN SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The symptoms of Gitelman syndrome are identical to those of a condition known as 'thiazide diuretics'.