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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layth Maolood
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: If severe it could lead to seizures. Milder cases it would lead to muscle twitching or spasms.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Twitching, facial: Also tingling and numbness and seizure-like episodes in severe disease. These symptoms may suggest hypocalcemia but are not diagnostic. Diagnosis is o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Anyone on vegan diet certainly gets much lower calcium than they need unless they receive calcium supplements or calcium-fortified products, e.g., cal ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Low blood calcium: Hypocalcemia refers to low measured levels of calcium in the blood. Symptoms of hypocalcemia may include numbness/tinglng of he hands and mouth or cr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Three mechanisms.: Hypocalcemia occurs in the absence of parathyroid hormone because of low bone breakdown, loss of calcium in the urine and poor absorption of calcium b ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends on how low: None, sudden muscle cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, fatigue, dry skin, risk for salt related hi blood pressure, weaker bones..... Get it up w/ ban ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer : Early-stage calcium deficiency may not cause any symptoms but may include: brittle nails, dry skin, yellowing of teeth, muscle cramps, excessive eye t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
42 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Any calcium product taken in large amounts can increase calcium levels in susceptible people. Pyruvate is the major component of calcium pyruvate. Lar ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience in Endocrinology
Not usually related: Gout is related to high uric acid levels causing joint pains and swellings. Low calcium is usually due to kidney disease, parathyroid disease, or medi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
In the extreme: Hi. You should be being treated with calcitriol and calcium for your hypoparathyroidism. If you don't take your calcium & calcitriol, your calcium ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fe -Ca: Ida is common in young menstruating females. Calcium deficiency? Quite odd at any age. Wonder if your Albumin is normal giving a falsely low calcium ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Calcium from bones: Most of the calcium in your body is in your bones. Parathyroid hormone releases ca from your bones to maintain a constant blood level. With most hormo ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyro ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience in Pediatrics
No: if consistly high think about hyper-parathyroidism--often diagnosed v late
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Dehydration: Does not cause hypokalemia.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
See Below: The basic cause for Tetany is low calcium. In kids due to severe malabsorption or some other cases where there is a loss of Vit D in high amount lead ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Hypocalcemic tetany: Is due to hyperexcitability at all levels of nervous system, mostly peripheral nerves (irritability at points where nerves and muscles interact). Para ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Parathyroid/calcium: Because the parathyroid hormones are needed to keep the calcium control in the skeleton under control. Please go online to "www.clevelandclinic meded ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience in Cardiology
No: Low magnesium can cause low calcium + low potassium. Diuretics can cause high calcium and low potassium. Are you on any meds?
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
Seizure: Hypocalcemia and asphyxia both can cause seizure individually. In asphyxiated babies, hypocalcemia worsens it.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Muscle spasms: The Cleveland Clinic has a very reliable article about hypocalcemia on the internet. Look for "www.clevelandclinicmeded.com"
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
B12: You need this vitamin to synthesize DNA (T's from U's). If you can't do this, the nuclear growth can't keep up with the cytoplasm and the red cells e ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No single cause: You have at least two serious health problems. An evidence-based physician needs to sort these out, starting with a decent history and physical with p ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
No: Low potassium can cause muscle pain, cramps, weakness, paralysis, and even heart rhythm changes. Extent of symptoms are in part related to severity of ... Read More

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