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What specific" autoimmune diseases attacks and targets our brain cells , neurons, nerves, so we lose our emotions, feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

What specific" autoimmune diseases attacks and targets our brain cells , neurons, nerves, so we lose our emotions, feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Lupus number one: The commonest cause of autoimmune cerebritis is central nervous system lupus. It is treatable. Another cause is bechets syndrome and there is a very rare form that is idiopathic, meaning cause is unknown. But lupus remains the commonest. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases would attack nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

What autoimmune diseases would attack nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Generic question: Several possible answers, including limbic encephalitis, some variations of viral encephalitis, (of which there are many), perhaps multiple sclerosis should be included, and can find in isolated vasculitides, and arteritis associated with collagen vascular and rheumatological disorders. But why does this come up, has your doctor diagnosed such a condition? ...Read more

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(not depressed) weakness beyond belief breathing, talking, moving slow cognitive functions loss of emotions/feelings no adrenaline limbs no energy?

(not depressed) weakness beyond belief breathing, talking, moving slow cognitive functions loss of emotions/feelings no adrenaline limbs no energy?

Med eval.: 29 year old male with these symptoms, makes we wonder about things like an infection (such as mononucleosis), neurological problem, anemia, an endocrine imbalance (i.e., thyroid, testosterone, etc.) or depression (even though you said you aren't depressed). Don't know why you are taking vitamin B12 & viagra (sildenafil). Don't know length of sxs. This requires thorough medical evaluation to evaluate. ...Read more

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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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Can an autoimmune disease effect our nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Can an autoimmune disease effect our nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Possible: It all depends on the kind of autoimmune disease and place of involvement. For instance, lupus could cause cerebritis ie brain inflammation and even could go as far as causing coma. But lupus could be only localized to other places like causing kidney disease, lung diseases, skin disease, or arthritis. ...Read more

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Which has more influence our thoughts controlling neurotransmitters or our neurotransmitters influencing our thoughts?

Which has more influence our thoughts controlling neurotransmitters or our neurotransmitters influencing our thoughts?

Chicken and egg: Argument. Actually nobody really knows exactly what a "thought" is. The best analogy that we have is the computer but if the brain is a computer it may be a new type. ...Read more

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Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high calcium level in blood test?

Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high calcium level in blood test?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) can increase the calcium in your blood levels. When taken with meals, it acts as a binder of phosphorus and does not add as much to your blood. When taken without food, it increases calcium levels in your blood. ...Read more

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Sodium 142, potassium 3.7, total calcium 9.7 ionized calcium 4.6, magnesium 2.2. Muscle twitches/crawls and skipped beats?

Sodium 142, potassium 3.7, total calcium 9.7 ionized calcium 4.6, magnesium 2.2. Muscle twitches/crawls and skipped beats?

Palpitations: the chemical profile prescribed is essentially nor,al however palpitations can occur if other chemistries are abnormal such as hyperthyroidism. Muscle twitching can occur from chemical abnormalities as well as anxiety ...Read more

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Why is calcium beneficial to our muscles?

Why is calcium beneficial to our muscles?

Its the electricity: Among other things, calcium is needed for muscle fibers to be able to contract normally and conduct electric impulses in a normal way. Low calcium levels in the blood can cause abnormal persistent muscle contractions; a phenomenon known as "tetany". ...Read more

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How are calcium channel blockers and beta blockers different?

Blockers: The cell membranes have receptor sites(like plug outlets)for various drugs. The calcium blockers block the calcium channel plugs and the beta blockers block the beta receptor plugs. Each drug type has different effects but both lower blood pressure and have other effects. ...Read more

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Are Tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?

Are Tums (calcium carbonate) a good calcium supplement?

Yes: Tum's can be used as a calcium supplement. The tum's smoothies taste better than the other tum's. ...Read more

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My calcium level 10.6 parathyroid hormone 123 age 44 is thing normal?

Hyperparathyroid: This is not normal. A 24 hour urine calcium could be done and then you should see an endocrine surgeon who specializes in treating hyperparathyroidism. They can decide if you need a scan and which one prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Low magnesium and low potassium causing (severe) anxiety. Thoughts?

Low magnesium and low potassium causing (severe) anxiety. Thoughts?

Yes!: Magnesium is a natural relaxant for nerve excitability. Both can increase anxiety, if you are deficient, and if you are low, then you should take steps to correct this! potassium deficiency can cause cardiac rhythm problems, or worse! diuretics frequently causes dual deficiencies! ...Read more

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Tums (calcium carbonate) (calcium) bad for heart? Confused as to whether or not calcium can build up in arteries creating long term cardiac problems.

Tums (calcium carbonate) (calcium) bad for heart?  Confused as to whether or not calcium can build up in arteries creating long term cardiac problems.

Calcium: Taking calcium usually does not cause hardening of the arteries or build up of calcium in the blood vessels. This usually occurs for many other reasons including genetic predisposition, high blood fats and cholesterol and other factors. If you have a condition which results in high serum calcium levels you should not take it. ...Read more

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Why do we need calcium?

Why do we need calcium?

Cells & bone health: Calcium is an important element for bone strength (preventing osteoporosis and hip fractures) and important for basic cell function (as an electrolyte). Consult with your doctor on how much calcium you might need. ...Read more

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Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

Yes: Yes, 11.2 is a high level of calcium for a baby. http://tinyurl.com/m7jayop please talk with your pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium?

What is a good source of calcium?

Milk, cheese: Dairy products are obviously great sources of calcium. So are yogurt and certain vegetables like soy beans, okra, spinach, and broccoli. If you're looking for a quick, high-quality supplement, try viactiv - tastes like a candy bar and very high in calcium. ...Read more

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What is the normal calcium range?

What is the normal calcium range?

About 9.0-10.5 mg/dL: The normal range for calcium in plasma is about 9.0-10.5 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Does calcium help for height gain?

Calcium is important: In your diet but it will not allow you to grow taller then heredity dictates. ...Read more

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How do I get more calcium in diet?

How do I get more calcium in diet?

Eat dairy: Eating a healthy diet that include dairy products like milk and cheese will help. Can supplement with calcium if needed. ...Read more

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What's the best source of calcium?

What's the best source of calcium?

Calcium supplements: Young males may not need calcium supplements at all. Ask your doctor to do a bone density exam, and check your blood levels to determine need, as excess can lead to renal,stones and other problems. Supplements include oyster shell with vit D, Ca citrate, or just dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt, and even Ice cream. First determine the need for replacement. ...Read more

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What is the danger of high calcium?

Multiple causes: High calcium in blood is a marker of something metabolically wrong. It can be anything from dehydration, to parathyroid disorder or some cancers. Therefore persistent hypercalcemia must be thoroughly investigated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can high calcium be wrongly tested?

Can high calcium be wrongly tested?

Yes you can: get a falsely high level of calcium due to different conditions, or simple lab error. If you repeat the test and it still shows high serum calcium, then you need to get more tests to see why. Dehydration, low magnesium, low albumin, and muscle conditions like rhabdomyolysis can cause higher calcium levels in the blood. Of course there are serious diseases like Paget's and cancer too. ...Read more

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How does calcium affect our health?

How does calcium affect our health?

Essential: Calcium is a mineral that plays an important role in bone health. Calcium is also needed in proper functioning of the heart (to keep it beating), muscles (to keep them bending), and nerves (to keep them firing). Some people who suffer from kidney failure benefit from taking calcium to maintain strong bones. The amount of calcium supplements required in an individual depends on age and gender. ...Read more

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How much calcium shoudl I be taking?

1200 mg daily: A good rule of thumb for adults is 1200 mg daily plus what you take in with meals. Calcium supplements usually come in 600 mg tablets and you take one twice daily. They may contain vitamin d in the amount of 400 units each as well, though you can get them without the vit. D. Pending your age, risks, medical conditions etc, you should be safe. If quesitons, ask your pcp about you in particular. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium suppliment?

What is the best calcium suppliment?

1000-2000 mg Ca: There is no evidence that one pill is better than any other. Calcium carbonate and calcium citrate are both available on the market. Dose is 1000-2000 mg elemental calcium each day in divided doses for prevention of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is a healthy dosage of calcium?

1000mg mainly diet: For your age (assuming this is for you) the NIH recommends that you should take 1000mg of calcium. But, most women in the US obtain enough calcium from their diet. Bone loss generally occurs around 30. So, unless you are at high risk of osteoporosis you probably do not need a Calcium supplement, those found in multi-vitamins should be sufficient. ...Read more

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What shall I eat to build up calcium?

What shall I eat to build up calcium?

Not exactly: You don't exactly want to build up calcium. I think you're trying to build stronger bones. That takes work, i.e. Weight bearing exercise. Just eating calcium rich foods, antacids or calcium supplements without exercise, which forces your body to build and remodel bones, is like topping off your gas tank without driving your car. There are side effects from high calcium and vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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How much calcium do we need each day?

How much calcium do we need each day?

Depends on age/sex,: Men up to 70 yrs need 1000mg/day; over 70, they need 1200mg/day. Women up to 50 yrs of age need 1000mg/day; over 50, women need 1200mg/day. The daily upper limit for both sexes is 2500mg/day under 50 and 2000mg/day 50 and over. ...Read more

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How do I get more calcium in my diet?

A pill: Take a pill containing 600 mg of calcium and 400 mg of vitamin d. Take one pill or take two a day depending on your diet. Its the easiest and probably the cheapest most cost effective way to do it. There is a brand out there that sells 500 pills of the above for $5.00. That is two pills a day for 3/4 of a year for pennies. ...Read more

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How important is calcium in your diet?

Very: Calcium is very important- it helps build strong bones-- the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium pill to take?

What is the best calcium pill to take?

Any: There is no evidence that one pill is better than any other. Calcium carbonate and calcium citrate are both available on the market. Dose is 1000-2000 mg elemental calcium each day in divided doses for prevention of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What causes extra calcium in your system?

What causes extra calcium in your system?

Several possibilitie: While it can be intake of calcium milk vitamins minerals I really excessive amounts that is not likely. The body regulates calcium so...if dietary is hi, it just doesn't get in. Mainly it is elevated when a regulatory system is messed up. Too much parathyroid hormone elevates calcium Having bones breaking down can also do that ...Read more

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Need help. Is 830 mg of calcium too much?

Need help. Is 830 mg of calcium too much?

Depends: From food, no, from supplements maybe. Calcium in supplements has been linked to calcification of arteries so its okay to get calcium from food but avoid the pills. ...Read more