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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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Hypoparathyroidism (Definition)

The condition of having an underactive parathyroid gland, resulting of low levels of ...Read more


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What causes hypoparathyroidism?

What causes hypoparathyroidism?

Many different cause: Underactivity of the parathyroid glands probably most commonly results from thyroid surgery or treatment which can damage the small imbedded glands. It is quite rare and the list of potential causes is very long. One should consider viral or autoimmune damage to the glands as well as many know genetic inborn error of metabolism. The opposite condition, hyperparathyroidism is more common. ...Read more

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What causes you to get hypoparathyroidism?

What causes you to get hypoparathyroidism?

Causes hypopara: Most common cause is injury to the parathyroid glands from head/neck/thyroid surgery. Other causes include a familial disease called polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (pga 1). Digeorge syndrome is another genetic disease where you were born with no parathyroid glands. ...Read more

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How does hypocalcaemia cause muscle spasm and tetany?

How does hypocalcaemia cause muscle spasm and tetany?

excitable cells: Hypocalcemia makes cells more excitable by lowering the threshold potential required to fire an action potential. ...Read more

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Causes of high gpt in blood test and tetany? Bilirubin is also slightly increased

Causes of high gpt in blood test and tetany?
Bilirubin is also slightly increased

Liver is in trouble: This sounds like too much alcohol. But, it could be infection or reaction to other medication or fatty deposits if the patient is obese. But, first would be a frank discussion about alcohol. ...Read more

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How vitamin D deficiency cause tetany?

How vitamin D deficiency cause tetany?

See Below: The basic cause for Tetany is low calcium. In kids due to severe malabsorption or some other cases where there is a loss of Vit D in high amount leads to development of secondary parathyroidism which leads to low calcium and results in to Tetany ...Read more

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Can going on walks while 35 weeks pregnant cause uterine tetany and deprive the baby of oxygen?

Can going on walks while 35 weeks pregnant cause uterine tetany and deprive the baby of oxygen?

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. ...Read more

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I have a few tetany symptoms?

I have a few tetany symptoms?

Shaky?: You shake? You have muscle spasms? You have jaw muscle spasms? What exactly do you mean? ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a tetany?

What does it mean to have a tetany?

Muscle outa control: Muscles contracting when they should not, often as a result of low effective calcium levels in the blood. The most severe is tetanus, in which all the muscles contract and kill by stopping breathing. ...Read more