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Can you get hypocalcemia through your diet?

Can you get hypocalcemia through your diet?

Yes: Anyone on vegan diet certainly gets much lower calcium than they need unless they receive calcium supplements or calcium-fortified products, e.g., calcium-fortified cereal, soyproducts. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Why do preemies get infant hypocalcemia?

Why do preemies get infant hypocalcemia?

Lack of stores: Calcium, iron and protein stores are all obtained in the third trimester of gestation. If a child is shorted of this trimester by being born early then the stores are shorted as well. Add to this the fact that premies are often kept for days without being fed due to problems with their intestines thus delaying the time to fixing the low stores. ...Read more

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Can hypocalcemia be serious?

Can hypocalcemia be serious?

Yes: If severe it could lead to seizures. Milder cases it would lead to muscle twitching or spasms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypocalcemia?

What are the symptoms of hypocalcemia?

Twitching, facial: Also tingling and numbness and seizure-like episodes in severe disease. These symptoms may suggest hypocalcemia but are not diagnostic. Diagnosis is only done by boos test. Don't treat yourself based on symptoms only without doc supervision since unnecessary calcium intake has its drawbacks too. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypocalcemia?

What is the definition or description of: hypocalcemia?

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 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 gland or kidney disorders. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with hypocalcemia. Will I lose a lot of weight?

I've been diagnosed with hypocalcemia. Will I lose a lot of weight?

No: Most common causes of hypocalcemia (low blood calcium level) are vit d deficiency, chronic kidney disease, and hypoparathroidism. Hypocalcemia can be associated with increased urinary frequency and water loss which 'may' cause some minor weight loss (a few pounds at most). ...Read more

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How does hypoparathyroidism cause hypocalcemia?

How does hypoparathyroidism cause hypocalcemia?

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 by the intestine. ...Read more

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Can hypocalcemia cause Dizziness?

Can hypocalcemia cause Dizziness?

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 can get very low, and if very low, dizziness can ensue. Be safe, treat your hypocalcemia. I recommend you run your calcium at or just below the lower limit of the normal range, so you don't have too high urinary calcium and risk kidney stones. Good luck ...Read more

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Is hypocalcemia related to gout?

Is hypocalcemia related to gout?

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 medications, among others. In acute (sudden) kidney failure from uric acid stones, low calcium can happen, but this would be an uncommon situation. A rare condition called tumor lysis syndrome can also show low calcium and high uric acid levels. ...Read more

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What laboratory test can detect hypocalcemia?

What laboratory test can detect hypocalcemia?

Hypocalcemia: A simple blood test, but there must be several other lab tests to be done on the same sample. If your doctor only requested serum calcium you might need a new doctor. Low calcium on its own must have a cause and that must be found by the lab studies. ...Read more

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Can you have hypocalcemia and not have cancer?

Can you have hypocalcemia and not have cancer?

Yes: Hypercalcemia instead of hypocalcemia has been associated with various malignancies, e.g., leukemia, hodgkins lymphoma, neuroblastoma. ...Read more

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What is the best food for patient with hypocalcemia?

What is the best food for patient with hypocalcemia?

Milk & milk products: Rich sources of calcium include milk and milk products; calcium fortified soy products; calcium fortified cereals and orange juice. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hypocalcemia and hypokalemia on neurons?

What are the effects of hypocalcemia and hypokalemia on neurons?

Neuronal physiology: read this for lots of information: http://www.benbest.com/science/anatmind/anatmd1.html ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hypocalcemia? Possible treatment?

What are the signs and symptoms of hypocalcemia?  Possible treatment?

Twitches and cramps: In severe cases seizure or seizure like activity may occur. Tingling and numbness around mouth and facial twitches occur. Important to check with your doctor as to what the reason is since treatment changes with cause. However, an easy way to elevate your calcium is to take tums (calcium carbonate). New data show that high calcium intake increases heart and kidney disease problems. Anyone should be cautious with tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more

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Why does hypocalcemia lead to muscle spasms?

Why does hypocalcemia lead to muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms: The Cleveland Clinic has a very reliable article about hypocalcemia on the internet. Look for "www.clevelandclinicmeded.com" ...Read more

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Can hypocalcemia cause kidney stones? Why? Why not?

Can hypocalcemia cause kidney stones? Why? Why not?

Hypercalcemia: Kidney stones contain calcium and oxalate or phosphate. increased blood levels of calcium, hypercalacemia, are associated with excessive urinary calcium and stone formation. Hypocalcemia is not associated with stone formation as a key component of stones is lacking. ...Read more

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What causes hypocalcemia and a lymphopenia?

What causes hypocalcemia and a lymphopenia?

See below: These are two different conditions. There are several causes of hypocalcemia, including calcium and vitamin d deficiency, chronic kidney disease etc. Best to talk to your doctor. Lymphopenia is decreased lymphocyte count caused by some infections or medications amongst other reasons. Please talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you

Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you

Needs a full eval: I would have him seen by a pediatric endocrinologist. The evaluation and interpretation of tests on this combination is complex, and the kid needs a thourough eval without an overlap of studies.Seek one through a childrens hospital or medical school. ...Read more

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Why hyperactive deep tendon reflex occure in hypocalcemia?

Why hyperactive deep tendon reflex occure in hypocalcemia?

Spastic muscles : Muscles get "tetanic" when there isn't enough calcium. They contract more easily because the decreased calcium affects contractility of muscle fibers. ...Read more

Hypocalcemia (Definition)

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