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Causes Of Tetany
No.: Uterine tetany is usually related to Oxytocin administered to augment labor after labor induction. This must be done in the hospital where they can administer Magnesium sulfate to reverse it, if needed, and monitor the well-being of the baby. Abruptio placentae and other rare metabolic conditions. There have been ruled out already, I presume. Actually walking will increase blood flow.See 1 more doctor answer
Excitable cells: Hypocalcemia makes cells more excitable by lowering the threshold potential required to fire an action potential.
Hypocalcemic tetany: Is due to hyperexcitability at all levels of nervous system, mostly peripheral nerves (irritability at points where nerves and muscles interact). Paralysis is not a common feature of hypocalcemia unless severe, prolonged seizure goes untreated. Paralysis has many causes, most unrelated to low ca. Mutation of certain calcium channels is linked to hypokalemic periodic paralysis but not due to low ca.
Vit D deficiency: Tetany is caused by vitamin D deficiency, not overdose. Adverse effects associated with excessive vitamin D injection include weakness, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle and bone pain. Later, frequent urination, thirst, weight loss, kidney problems, cardiac arrhythmias and, rarely, psychosis can occur.
I must get 5th tetany vaccine this week but I'm busy can I get it next week? I mean it has problem for delay?
No problem: Good that you're keen, keep the spirit
What can I to decrease the tetany spasms in bothe legs that I get throughout the day but especially when I am sleeping? I had a l4-l5 spinal fusion on 4/25/11. For the past 2 months, I'm getting tetany spasms in both legs l>r esp when sleeping I get them
There: There are many causes of spasm but considering your recent surgery I would see your spine surgeon to rule out problem with your spine instrumentation and fusion. Sometimes the bone fusion does not heal and the rod and screws break or you can develop new problems above or below the fusion levels. Good luck!
Lately I get a pain and tightness at the top of my uterus when walking? 35 weeks preg. Could this be uterine tetany?
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics.See 1 more doctor answer
WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered.See 3 more doctor answers