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Calcium Deficiency Symptoms In Babies
My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head. What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?
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 twitching, weakness, and sweating in cold weather. Later stage deficiency symptoms include: muscle spasms, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face, memory loss, depression, hallucinations, poor appetite, and abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more
Many.: Symptoms include muscle spasms, carpopedal spasm, facial grimacing, laryngeal spasm, seizure, and respiratory arrest. If it's long standing, papiledema and increased intracranial pressure develop. A patient could get irritated, with psychosis, intestinal cramps and malabsorption. Chvostek's (faial muscle spasm) and trosseau's (flexion of hand and forearm) are seen along with prolonged qt on ecg. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal: Some symptoms of hypocalcemia, calcium deficiency, include pale skin calcium is also required for muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve and hormone function, and blood pressure regulation., tiredness, muscle aches and twitches. Calcium deficiency in children leads to inadequate growth and bone deformity. ...Read more
How to recover calcium deficiency? I have read a lot regarding this and I am feeling the same symptoms of calcium deficiency. Please suggest me ways.
Vitamin D3 critical: Vitamin d3 is critical for both calcium absorption from intestines, both food ; any supplements (food better) in western countries, low vitamin d3 concentrations are quite common. Thus consider getting vitamin d3 blood concentration checked as an indicator, supplement if low (be aware most supplements are low value, unreliable) and verify concentration ↑ into upper normal ranges. ...Read more
I know that hypercalcemia is calcium deficiency. Wondering what are the symptoms and why does the body get these symptoms?
Too much calcium: Hypocalcemia is too low a calcium and hypercalcemia is to high a calcium on lab tests. Symptoms of hypercalcemia are abdominal pain, constipation, kidney stones, nausea, vomiting, excessive urination and confusion. Symptoms of low calcium are cramps, tingling around the mouth, muscular irritability. The symptoms are related to calcium's key role in muscular contractions and function. ...Read more
Clarify?: Serum calcium may be low for any of several reasons; I'm assuming normal albumin. Hypoparathyroidism and its kin are uncommon but lower the level despite plenty of calcium on board. Vegetarians may and people on other restricted diets may become calcium deficient, and some folks may not be able to absorb it. The physician who diagnosed it can tell you more. Good luck. ...Read more
Tums (calcium carbonate): The average adult needs 1 gram of calcium per day. Calcium carbonate is ubiquitous and is a form of calcium that is readily absorbed. A good source of calcium carbonate is two Tums eaten each day. ...Read more
For a short time: Usually after a pararhyroidectomy the blood levels of calcium of a patient are low until the other glands remaining wake up and produce sufficient levels of parathyroid hormone. During this time I put all my patients after surgery on supplementation so their calcium levels don't get dangerously low. ...Read more
I am continuously found with calcium deficiency from past 2 yrs after delivery. Can I continue Calcium for a long time?
Can moderate to severe calcium deficiency cause intestinal issues over time? If so, what kind of issues?
Generally not.: Prolonged hypocalcemia generally does not cause intestinal problems. It usually causes neuromuscular problems. On the contrary, G.I. problems can often be the cause of low calcium levels, usually from eating disorders, prolonged vomiting, or inappropriate supplementation with magnesium, zinc, or laxatives. Hypocalcemia can be a severe problem, so follow your doctor's advice closely. Good luck. ...Read more
My daughter eats clay n coal. She's 20 months old any particular reason behind it?? Some people say she has calcium deficiency is this true??
Pica: Your daughter may have pica, an eating disorder where children eat nonfood items like dirt, ice, wall plaster and/or paint chips. Sometimes it is related to mineral deficiency like iron, zinc or calcium. You should have your daughter evaluated by her pediatrician to make sure she's not nutritionally deficient or eating things that are dangerous for her. Best of luck. ...Read more
Remember: There aren't a lot of cutaneous (skin) manifestations of calcium deficiency unless it's been going on for awhile. You can get dry, scaly skin, brittle nails, and coarse hair. So the white patches are likely unrelated to calcium issues. Masturbation rarely causes skin issues outside your genitals (if even that) unless you have an allergic reaction to the lubricant. ...Read more
When I try to do pushups, I feel a sharp pain in my elbows and shoulders like they are on the verge of breaking, is this a calcium deficiency?
My sister her age about 36 suffer from weakness and sound in her neck and pain in medium and lower of her back would be a calcium deficiency?
Doubt it: Most likely at her age is posture (maybe a curve in the spine) and also being out of shape. Need know what work up she has had in the past. If your mom has RA you should be checked to though! ...Read more
It's the second time in a month that my face tingles for a few hours randomly. What could it be? Don't think calcium deficiency, I drink lots of milk
Could: Calcium is one of the important elements in having a good matrix of minerals to protect teeth. Unfortunately, causes of sensitive teeth are multifactorial and are in a complex relationship. So it is hard to say whether your calcium deficiency alone (if you have it) is the reason why your teeth are sensitive. See a dentist who is knowledgeable in preventive ; restorative dentistry to learn more. ...Read more
Nail changes: True.Get a more detailed answer ›
When will I stop growing? (i am a 17 year old female 5'3 with a slight calcium deficiency, my mother is 5'7 and father is 5'9)
Growth: You are probably done growing. Most women typically are done growing by 17/18. ...Read more
My 58 yrs old father has pain in left shldr and was diagnosed with calcium deficiency. Doc advised a ca injection in bone. Is the injctn really reqd.?
Doesn't sound right.: Calcium deficiency in and of itself does not cause pain. A fracture may be caused by severe calcium deficiency but that would be unusual in a 58 year old male. Calcium can't just be injected into bone. All in all this does not make a lot of sense. I would seek clarification or a second opinion. ...Read more
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.... Why would anyone check a calcium in a healthy 18 yo? Maybe there is more to this story. Maybe you should talk to doc who drew your labs. ...Read more
Can too many ankle sprains cause calcium deficiency and stop me grow taller? I had like 20 ankle sprains and 2 times my right foot was in a plastercast
Can calcium deficiency cause multiple broken arms? 50 # total but osteoporosis only in left leg not arms. Low calcium levels med-high impact falls
Most likely not:
Hypocalcemia needs confirmation by measurement of the serum ionized calcium level. When the diagnosis is confirmed by the finding of a serum calcium level lower than 8.2 mg/dl or an ionized calcium level lower than 4.4 mg/dl attention should turn toward seeking the cause. When we find the cause the treatment will directed to that.
Heck with endocrinologists.
Good luck. ...Read more
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