Allotriophagy and Allotriodipsia in Endocrinology

Authors

  • Sanjay Kalra Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India; University Center for Research & Development, Chandigarh University, India.
  • Avivar Awasthi Department of Endocrinology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Saurabh Arora Department of Endocrinology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
  • Nitin Kapoor Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; The Non communicable disease & the Implementation science unit, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-93

Abstract

Allotriophagy is defined as food cravings that are different from the expected or the norm. It gives clinical pointers to an underlying diagnosis. We propose a new term, allotriodipsia which suggests a preference for beverages that are different from the norm. Taken together, these two entities may point towards certain endocrinological abnormalities and iatrogenic sequelae. In this communication we highlight the clinical relevance of allotriophagy and allotriodipsia.

Keywords: Allotriophagy, Allotriodipsia, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Food fads, Orthorexia nervosa, Osteomalacia, Sheehan’s syndrome.

Published

2023-10-30

How to Cite

Sanjay Kalra, Avivar Awasthi, Saurabh Arora, & Nitin Kapoor. (2023). Allotriophagy and Allotriodipsia in Endocrinology. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(11), 2284–2285. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.23-93

Issue

Section

RECENT ADVANCES IN ENDOCRINOLOGY

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