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Can You Get Hypocalcemia Through Your Diet
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Neuronal physiology: read this for lots of information: http://www.benbest.com/science/anatmind/anatmd1.html ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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