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What are the complications of untreated hyperthyroidism?

What are the complications of untreated hyperthyroidism?

Bad things: Well, death is one of them, which most people try to avoid. It's rare, but not unheard of. It can be the direct result of heart failure or abnormal heart rhythm. Why would you consider not being treated? Don't mess around with this. ...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


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What are complications of untreated lpr?

What are complications of untreated lpr?

Laryngopharyngeal ..: Reflux over a long period can be associated with damage to laryngeal structures causing hoarseness and precancerous or cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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What are the complications of diabetes insipidus?

What are the complications of diabetes insipidus?

Many: Depends on the severity of the disorder, you can get dehydrated or have electrolyte imbalances. The physical consequences of di are: dry mouth, low blood pressure, muscle weakness, sunken eyes, weight loss, fatigue, headache, muscle spasms... ...Read more

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What are some of the complications of congestive heart failure?

What are some of the complications of congestive heart failure?

Quite varied: The immediate effect is back-up of pressure into the lungs, causing congestion there. Due to the poor forward flow out of the heart, the kidneys often are affected, and the need for diuretic medications to clear up the lungs can worsen kidney function even more. Liver disease, even cirrhosis, can occur if back-up extends all the way through the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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What are the complications of acute renal failure?

What are the complications of acute renal failure?

Several: High potassium, fluid overload, metabolic acidosis, these problems can lead to heart failure, cardiac rythym disturbances and even death. ...Read more

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Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Diabetic neuropathy: High uncontrolled blood sugars cause damage to the micro vasculature to the nerves. This decreased blood flow to the nerves damages them causing the sensation of numbness and tingling. As the damage worsens you get chronic pain in the nerve distribution. ...Read more

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Can "lidocaine" affect the multiple organ failure of a severe dka {100mmol/l} with glasgow score of 4/15?

Can "lidocaine" affect the multiple organ failure of a severe dka {100mmol/l} with glasgow score of 4/15?

Unlikely: Of course it is important to know the dose and the route of the administration, but if you are talking about about severe diabetic ketoacidosis, therapeutic use of Lidocaine should not worsen multiorgan failure, to my opinion. ...Read more

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Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll quickly go head to toe. 1: brain - stroke 2: eyes: blindness 3: heart: coronary disease 4: gi: gastroparesis (slowing) 5: genito/urinary: erectile dysfunction 6: legs: poor circulation this is just a small sampling! ...Read more

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What are the complications or difficulties of diabetes?

What are the complications or difficulties of diabetes?

Too Many: The elevated glucose in the blood stream affects almost every tissue in your body, in a bad way. Brain strokes, heart attacks, teeth loss, kidney failure, peripheral neuropathy, blindness, dry eyes, prone to infections, foot ulcer and limb loss. ...Read more

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What are the complications of parathyroid adenoma ?

What are the complications of parathyroid adenoma ?

Many: If the adenoma produces extra parathyroid hormone, you can have high calcium concentration in your blood which can cause many symptoms and conseuquences including: constipation, abdominal pain, fatigue, musle weakness/twiches, renal insufficiency, excessive urination and dehydration, kidney stone production, osteoporosis, memory loss, depression...It needs to be evaluated and taken seriously. ...Read more

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What are the complications of delirium?

What  are the complications of delirium?

Depends: What casued the delerium? Anesthesia? It usually passes in hrs. Psych meds? Surgery, lsd, stroke, altzheimers, depending on the cause the complications are anything you can think of if a person isn't thinking right; , hurting others or themselves, malnutrition or any organ can fail with long term delirum. ...Read more

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What are the complications of dehydration?

What are the complications of  dehydration?

Lower blood pressure: Dehydration lowers blood pressure which can give symptoms of weakness, dizziness and passing out.You may feel thirsty and disoriented. Initially, kidney respond by lowering urine output but it can lead to kidney failure if not corrected. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of death and complications of gastric bypass?

What is the likelihood of death and complications of gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass risk: It depends on where you have surgery. Nationwide, the risk of death is about 1/500 to 1/1000 operations. However, if you go to a highly specialized center with a long track record, the risk can be much less than that. A bypass is a fairly difficult operation, whereas a lap band is very easy. I would only trust my associate and a handful of colleagues to do a bypass on myself or a relative. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Chronic Kidney Disease?

What are the complications of Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many,,,: The complications of chronic kidney disease are many. There is hypertension from inability of the kidneys to excrete fluid, along with edema or swelling in the body. There is anemia due to the kidney's inability to produce erythropoietin which stimulates red cell production. There is also accumulation of urea, a waste product and potassium which can affect heart rhythm, and many more besides. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

PAD and renal fail: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. So yes, pad/ peripheral artery disease can cause or accelerate kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is the infusion of citate during a platelet donation safe? I have read that the comlication of hypocalcemia can be life threatening.

Is the infusion of citate during a platelet donation safe? I have read that the comlication of hypocalcemia can be life threatening.

Safe: Citrate does chelate calcium and can cause symptoms of hypocalcemia. However, in a person healthy enough to donate blood/platelets, the liver can metabolize citrate fast enough so that it is not a problem. You may take calcium containing antacid to hasten recovery. I applaud you for donating blood and doing your civic duty. Wish you good health. ...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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Can you get hypocalcemia through your diet?

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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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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?

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

Very unlikely: Hypercalcemia can cause hypercalciuria (excess calcium excretion into urine) which results in higher urine output and may lead to weight loss. ...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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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 you have hypocalcemia and not have cancer?

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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 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 is the best food for patient with hypocalcemia?

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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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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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I'm 36 years old, was diagnosed with hypocalcemia , hypoparathyroidism and HBP but want to have a baby, do you think I should or should not.

I'm 36 years old,  was diagnosed with hypocalcemia , hypoparathyroidism and  HBP  but want to have a baby, do you think I should or should not.

See a perinatologist: This is a specialist who advises and manages high risk pregnancies. Since you have several significant medical issues, it is best to seek consultation for preconception counseling. ...Read more

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Can drinking/consuming fluoride every day lead to hypocalcemia?

Can drinking/consuming fluoride every day lead to hypocalcemia?

No: Drinking/consuming the normal amount of Fluoride we are exposed to in water, toothpaste and food will not cause hypocalcemia. Consuming excessive amounts of Fluoride (more then 3x normal dosage) over several years can lead to skeletal fluorosis. Only 4 cases have been reported in the entire usa in the last 60 years. You do not have to worry about this. ...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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Please tell me can drinking/consuming fluoride every day cause hypocalcemia?

Please tell me can drinking/consuming fluoride every day cause hypocalcemia?

A loose dog study.: Am J Emerg Med. 1988 Jan;6(1):1-3. Fluoride-induced hyperkalemia: the role of Ca2+-dependent K+ channels. Cummings CC1, McIvor ME. Author information Abstract Acute Fluoride poisoning is associated with sudden cardiac death by an unknown mechanism. Because F- binds to Ca2+ to cause marked hypocalcemia, lowered serum Ca2+ concentrations have been thought to be a major underlying factor in the ventricular irritability of F(-)-toxic patients. ...Read more

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What is the true measure of hypocalcemia? Low ionized calcium, or low calcium? Thank you.

What is the true measure of hypocalcemia? Low ionized calcium, or low calcium? Thank you.

Depends on context: More information is needed, especially in regards to a correction factor against the serum albumin in hypocalcemia. Ionized calcium is a good measure too, but again, context is necessary. Please see your doctor to help you with clinical context of laboratory values, because the values are not really significant until they are applied to your clinical situation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between low ionized calcium and low calcium? Which one is the true measure of hypocalcemia?

What's the difference between low ionized calcium and low calcium? Which one is the true measure of hypocalcemia?

Both: If you can measure (rarely done), calculate (complicated formula) or estimate (calcium minus albumin), you will get the ionized calcium. About half of the calcium in the blood is ionized and this is the active form. In real-life, this means that a lot of sick people with low albumin also have low total calcium but needn't worry as the physiologic ionized calcium is what's regulated. ...Read more