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I have a few tetany symptoms?

I have a few tetany symptoms?

Shaky?: You shake? You have muscle spasms? You have jaw muscle spasms? What exactly do you mean? ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a tetany?

What does it mean to have a tetany?

Muscle outa control: Muscles contracting when they should not, often as a result of low effective calcium levels in the blood. The most severe is tetanus, in which all the muscles contract and kill by stopping breathing. ...Read more

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What is hypocalcaemic tetany and is it dangerous?

What is hypocalcaemic tetany and is it dangerous?

Tetany: Low calcium leads to contraction of the muscles. May affect heart muscles as well so it is important to have it checked out and get the reason you have low calcium identified. ...Read more

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Is hypocalcaemic tetany somehow related to paralysis?

Is hypocalcaemic tetany somehow related to paralysis?

Hypocalcemic tetany: Is due to hyperexcitability at all levels of nervous system, mostly peripheral nerves (irritability at points where nerves and muscles interact). Paralysis is not a common feature of hypocalcemia unless severe, prolonged seizure goes untreated. Paralysis has many causes, most unrelated to low ca. Mutation of certain calcium channels is linked to hypokalemic periodic paralysis but not due to low ca. ...Read more

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Causes of high gpt in blood test and tetany? Bilirubin is also slightly increased

Causes of high gpt in blood test and tetany?
Bilirubin is also slightly increased

Liver is in trouble: This sounds like too much alcohol. But, it could be infection or reaction to other medication or fatty deposits if the patient is obese. But, first would be a frank discussion about alcohol. ...Read more

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How does hypocalcaemia cause muscle spasm and tetany?

How does hypocalcaemia cause muscle spasm and tetany?

excitable cells: Hypocalcemia makes cells more excitable by lowering the threshold potential required to fire an action potential. ...Read more

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How the mechanism when large doses of vitamin D injections will lead to tetany?

How the mechanism when large doses of vitamin D injections will lead to tetany?

Vit D deficiency: Tetany is caused by vitamin D deficiency, not overdose. Adverse effects associated with excessive vitamin D injection include weakness, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle and bone pain. Later, frequent urination, thirst, weight loss, kidney problems, cardiac arrhythmias and, rarely, psychosis can occur. ...Read more

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How vitamin D deficiency cause tetany?

How vitamin D deficiency cause tetany?

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 leads to development of secondary parathyroidism which leads to low calcium and results in to Tetany ...Read more

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Can going on walks while 35 weeks pregnant cause uterine tetany and deprive the baby of oxygen?

Can going on walks while 35 weeks pregnant cause uterine tetany and deprive the baby of oxygen?

No.: Uterine tetany is usually related to Oxytocin administered to augment labor after labor induction. This must be done in the hospital where they can administer Magnesium sulfate to reverse it, if needed, and monitor the well-being of the baby. Abruptio placentae and other rare metabolic conditions. There have been ruled out already, I presume. Actually walking will increase blood flow. ...Read more

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What can I to decrease the tetany spasms in bothe legs that i get throughout the day but especially when I am sleeping? I had a l4-l5 spinal fusion on 4/25/11. For the past 2 months, i'm getting tetany spasms in both legs l>r esp when sleeping i get them

What can I to decrease the tetany spasms in bothe legs that i get throughout the day but especially when I am sleeping? I had a l4-l5 spinal fusion on 4/25/11. For the past 2 months, i'm getting tetany spasms in both legs l>r esp when sleeping
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There : There are many causes of spasm but considering your recent surgery i would see your spine surgeon to rule out problem with your spine instrumentation and fusion. Sometimes the bone fusion does not heal and the rod and screws break or you can develop new problems above or below the fusion levels. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lately I get a pain and tightness at the top of my uterus when walking? 35 weeks preg. Could this be uterine tetany?

Lately I get a pain and tightness at the top of my uterus when walking? 35 weeks preg. Could this be uterine tetany?

Uterine tetany: is an abnormal condition of labor. They are abnormally long labor contractions. You could be experiencing muscle strain and tension in your abdominal muscles due to the increased mass you are carrying in front of you. Talk to your OB. ...Read more

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My son k

My son k

Yes --- and: Write back again when you have a little more to say. ...Read more

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Who am i?

A little more: Your question will need to have a little more context in order to receive a meaningful answer. If it was meant to check if questions are answered here you have your answer. ...Read more

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Question?

Question?

No question: Rephrase. There was nothing on the question sheet. ...Read more

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Medication?

Medication?

Just don't know?: Please re-ask your question? Medication prescribing, use, management, monitoring, educating and keeping them straight and properly used is the most demanding and important thing I do daily with my patients. Good meds taken improperly can harm rather than help. Always go over you meds with your doctor and bring every single thing you take, rub on, inhale, put up or in your body , to every visit. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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