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Can A Lack Of Calcium Lead To Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition causing extremely fragile bones. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a congenital disease, meaning it is present at birth. It is frequently caused by defect in the gene that produces type 1 collagen, an important building block of bone. There are many different defects that can affect this gene. The severity of OI depends on ...Read more
Bone density: As simple bone density test can tell you much. The routine calcium tests in a blood test may not show you if your bones are absorbing properly. A vitamin d level would also be a good idea. You may be taking some medications that can affect your calcium utilization as well. Check it out. ...Read more
My hole body cracks when i move is this caused by a lack of calcium ? Could this also have to do with back injuries?
Not likely : Unless you were severely depleted of calcium is is not really possible. Bone pain is common with certain forms of toxicity. Toxic accumulation of cadmium and other poisonous heavy metals in the bone can cause this type of pain. Itai itai disease is a form of cadmium poisoning where even light touching of the bones cause severe pain. It is associated with smoking and with industrial polution cars. ...Read more
What is the white dash on my nails? Does it mean I have lack of calcium? It appears generally when I don't eat well.
I staryed having white marks underneath my fingers... Only in one finger. Is this lack of calcium? Thanks
No, but could imply : Something else, so needs to be checked eventually. There's different types of white marks that can occur on fingernail. If it looks like it's spotted, if it looks pitted, if it looks like tiny white dots. Each one has its own implications. None of it requires emergent attention. In many cases, you can let it go until you see your pcp again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have critically low calcium, but an over active hyperparathyroid making up for my lack of calcium. My vit D levels are normal. Should I be worried?
Yes: Hi. What you describe is called secondary hyperparathyroidism (2o-HPT), and is a physiologic response of the parathyroids to the threat (or presence) of low blood calcium. You need to find out WHY your calcium is low (with normal vit. D, it's usually a GI problem or a kidney problem). Treat the underlying problem. 2o-HPT pulls calcium out o your bones to keep it up in blood...bad for bone health. ...Read more
While standing up after being sitting for a while i feel a strong pain in my knees and below, what can be the problem?Do I have lack of 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 cramping. In severe cases, one's ability to think may be impaired. Hypocalcemia may be due to poor diet, vit d deficiency, disorders of the parathryoid ...Read more
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