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Pages 301-304 (October - December 2020)
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Vol. 49. Issue 4.
Pages 301-304 (October - December 2020)
Case Report
DOI: 10.1016/j.rcpeng.2019.02.003
Craving for menthol sweets: A case report
Craving por mentolados: a propósito de un caso
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Omar Humberto Muñoz, Juan Carlos Alba Maldonado, Ledmar Jovanny Vargas Rodríguez
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lejovaro@gmail.com

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, Milena Brigitte Agudelo Sanabria
Hospital San Rafael, Universidad de Boyacá, Tunja, Colombia
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Abstract

We describe a case of craving for menthol sweets in a 53-year-old woman with excessive consumption of menthol sweets (100 units/day). She was admitted with a history of rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, anxiety associated with onychophagia and pinching of the skin. Organic disorders were ruled out with paraclinical tests and in-hospital treatment was administered. At discharge, the patient’s condition was stable, but because of exacerbated pain due to the rheumatological disease, she presented depressive symptoms, requiring her medication to be adjusted.

Conclusions

The “food craving” and anxiety present pathophysiological similarities. Mints have different mechanisms or ways in which they can counteract or control these symptoms, including an increase in serotonin, binding to GABA-A receptors and stimulation of the nicotinic receptor in nerve cells.

Keywords:
Craving
Food
Menthol sweets
Anxiety
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Resumen

Se describe un caso de craving por dulces mentolados, una paciente de 53 años con cuadro de consumo excesivo de dulces mentolados (100 unidades/día). Ingresó con el antecedente de artritis reumatoide, con obesidad, en estado de ansiedad asociado con onicofagia y pellizcos de la piel. Se descartó la organicidad mediante paraclínicos y se le dio asistencia hospitalaria. Al alta, la paciente estaba estable; sin embargo, por progresión del dolor por la enfermedad reumática, ha sufrido síntomas depresivos, por lo que ha requerido ajuste de la medicación.

Conclusiones

El food craving y la ansiedad presentan similitudes fisiopatológicas. Las mentas tienen distintos mecanismos o modos en que pueden contrarrestar o controlar estos síntomas, entre los que está el aumento de serotonina, la unión a receptores GABA-A y la estimulación del receptor nicotínico en las células nerviosas.

Palabras clave:
Ansia
Alimentos
Mentolados
Ansiedad
Trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo

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