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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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Can calcium pyruvate lead to hypercalcemia?

Can calcium pyruvate lead to hypercalcemia?

No: Any calcium product taken in large amounts can increase calcium levels in susceptible people. Pyruvate is the major component of calcium pyruvate. Large amounts of the supplement is likely to cause nausea instead of high calcium. ...Read more

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How can myocardial infarction affect serum potassium and sodium levels?

How can myocardial infarction affect serum potassium and sodium levels?

Should not: Unlikely that a heart attack will affect sodium or potassium measurably, but medications will, particularly diuretics and in the case of sodium: too much fluid intake can drop the level. ...Read more

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What can cause low pth and high/normal calcium levels?

What can cause low pth and high/normal calcium levels?

Many causes: Indicates that ca is high and that PTH is not the cause. Other causes include: too much vitamin d malignancy chronic granulomatous disease thiazides hyperthyroid rarely: acromegaly, addison's, milk alkali syndrome, and a few others. ...Read more

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Why does one have low cortisol and high potassium levels in addison's disease?

Why does one have low cortisol and high potassium levels in addison's disease?

See below: Addison's disease is a state of low cortisol or hypocortisolism. In addition to cortsiol, the adrenal galnd also produces a very important hormone called aldosterone. The latter is responsible for reabsorbing sodium from the urine in exchange for potassium. If such hormone is not produced in sufficient quantity (either isolated or in conjunction with cortisol), potassium levels go up. ...Read more

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What are some causes of high calcium, sodium, potassium, and chloride?

What are some causes of high calcium, sodium, potassium, and chloride?

Cause of high Ca: The most common cause of hypercalcemia in an ambulatory patient is hyperparathyroidism. The most common cause in a hospitalized patient would be cancer metastatic to the skeleton. I would suggest evaluation for hyperparathyroidism which starts with a match set of blood tests, calcium and intact PTH. ...Read more

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What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

Hyponatremia: The answers to your questions cannot fit in allotted space. For the causes of hyponatremia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445 for the causes of hyperkalemia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/symptoms/hyperkalemia/basics/causes/sym-20050776 good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a high anion gap and low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)?

What causes a high anion gap and low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)?

Metabolic Acidosis: In medicine, metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. If unchecked, metabolic acidosis leads to acidemia, i.e., blood ph is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of hydrogen by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (hco3-) in the kidney. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause high alkaline phosphate levels?

Can hypothyroidism cause high alkaline phosphate levels?

not likely: High alkaline phosphatase can be due to liver/gallbladder or bone problems. Although hyperthyroidism can be associated with high levels of alk phos, it would be very rare to see it with hypothyroidism, unless there was an associated liver/gall bladder problem. ...Read more

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With hypertension and hypokalemia what is the best potassium supplements?

With hypertension and  hypokalemia what is the best potassium supplements?

Consider workup: Rather than asking about potassium supplements, the first thing i would make sure is there is no reversible causes or hypertension and hypokalemia. People with a genetic disorder that cause high aldosterone levels will lead to more sodium retention resulting in hypertension. Wehn sodium is absorbed, it dumps potassium. If an adenoma is causing this, it may be able to be removed and fix problem. ...Read more

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What causes high urine sodium and normal blood sodium levels, and would such levels be related to recurrent episodes of hypokalemia?

What causes high urine sodium and normal blood sodium levels, and would such levels be related to recurrent episodes of hypokalemia?

Diet: If you eat more sodium, you pee more of it out. If you drink less water, there is less in which to dissolve whatever sodium you have may taken in. Don't look for a deeper meaning here. ...Read more

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Can adderal cause low potassium and magnesium levels?

Can adderal cause low potassium and magnesium levels?

Not usually: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) does not usually affect electrolyte levels on its own. Use of diuretics could, though. ...Read more

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What's more appropriate for hypokalemia or hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Thanks.

What's more appropriate for hypokalemia or hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Thanks.

Potassium chloride : Is a better choice for hypokalemia . Potassium citrate is used more to alkalinize urine in cases of urinary tract infection etc. http://www.livestrong.com/article/557091-potassium-chloride-vs-potassium-citrate/. ...Read more

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Besides hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?

Nothing: Primary hyperparathyroidism is diagnosed by demonstrating simultaneous high serum calcium and high pth. In some patients there is a low vitamin d because PTH increases the metabolism of vitamin d. ...Read more

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How can digoxin toxicity cause both hyper and hypokalemia?

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How can digoxin toxicity cause both hyper and hypokalemia?

It doesnt: Digoxin per se does not cause hyper or hypokalemia. However the effect of potassium level can be worsen by the presence of digoxin. Hyperkalemia causes slow heart beat and hypokalmia causes irregular heart beats which can be worse if digoxin is present. ...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