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Urinalysis shows calcium oxilate stones. I maintain a low calcium diet but I am still forming them by the dozens. Is there something else I can do?

Urinalysis shows calcium oxilate stones. I maintain a low calcium diet but I am still forming them by the dozens. Is there something else I can do?

Calcium renal stones: If you are constantly forming kidney stones (ks), you need to have 24 hour urine collection for calcium, uric acid and phosphate. If you have high levels of calcium (c) in your urine in 24 hours, you may need to be on hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) therapy to reduce your urine c. If you have high levels of parathyroid hormone, you may also have an increased incidence of ks and need treatment. See a urologist for an answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Low Calcium Diet (Definition)

Those who do not receive enough calcium over a long period of time can develop calcium deficiency. This condition leads to osteoporosis, loss of the jaw bone (osteonecrosis), hypertension, and other disorders. Persons with lactose intolerance have trouble digesting lactose, the sugar in milk. There are over-the-counter products available that make it easier to digest lactose. You can also buy lactose-free milk at most grocery stores. In rare instances, some people have a true allergy to the protein in milk. Such persons must avoid all dairy products and may need ...Read more


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How does a low iodine diet cause low calcium?

How does a low iodine diet cause low calcium?

???: Who told you it does??? It doesn't.
Look elsewhere for a cause of low blood calcium (e.g., hypoparathyroidism). ...Read more

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What to do if I have found with low calcium level?

What to do if I have found with low calcium level?

Depends on severity: How low is the calcium? Are there symptoms, like tingling around the mouth, muscular twitching? Low Ca can be caused by many things, but it is also important to know what the blood protein/albumin levels are since they affect the interpretation of low Ca. ...Read more

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Can a patient with high pth have low calcium?

Can a patient with high pth have low calcium?

High PTH low ca: Yes. The normal physiology has the PTH rise as the calcium is lowered. The next question is why is the calcium low? Diet? Medication? Is this being compounded by vitamin D defficiency? ...Read more

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What's going on if I have low calcium but elevated pth levels?

What's going on if I have low calcium but elevated pth levels?

Needs more work-up: Low blood calcium level with elevated PTH (parathyroid hormone) result from a variety of conditions, ranging from simple low calcium or vitamin d intake (rare in us) to poor absorption thereof from intestine caused by malfunction of liver, pancreas, or kidneys. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a food with high protein but low calcium?

Docs can you explain what is a food with high protein but low calcium?

Beans, Beans: Beans (black, brown, green, lentils) are high in protein, super low in sodium, moderate/high in fiber and water. They are a healthy source of calories though not quick release (good for diabetic patients) and not high in calcium either. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could meal of burgers and coke cause significant elevated phosphorus and slight low calcium levels 5-6 hours after meal? 3mnts ago both were fine.

No: Stop worrying. Burgers and coke won't ruin your health despite all the talk about "unhealthy eating". The high phosphate might be from mild specimen hemolysis while a slightly low calcium is usually a non-problem. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside in any case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am a basket case. My son has low calcium. Can you tell me something about it?

I am a basket case. My son has low calcium. Can you tell me something about it?

Low calcium: There are many causes for low calcium so you need to talk to the doctor who ordered the lab that showed the low calcium to complete the workup and find out the cause. The most common cause is low parathyroid hormone: either by destruction of the parathyroid glands due to past surgery or failure of the glands to form during fetal development. Sometimes you can get antibodies against the parathyroid. ...Read more

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My dr told me I have low calcium count its 12 what causes it to be low and is this normal?

My dr told me I have low calcium count its 12 what causes it to be low and is this normal?

High: A calcium of 12 is high, not low. Not sure who told you it's low. If you have questions about your labs, best person to talk to is the physician who ordered the labs. ...Read more

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What does low calcium and low creatinine mean?

What does low calcium and low creatinine mean?

Could mean: Low calcium- low absorption, low vitamin d, low Albumin levels, malnutrition. Low creatinine- decreased muscle mass. ...Read more

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What are the results of low calcium levels in the ages 80 - 85 years old?

What are the results of low calcium levels in the ages 80 - 85 years old?

Low calcium: Hi. Has the patient had neck surgery? Is the patient eating? Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium) is closely guarded against by the parathyroid glands. If calcium is low (considering serum albumin), check PTH, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and kidney function. Get an endocrinologist or nephrologist involved. Good luck to the patient. ...Read more

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What will happen if I have low calcium levels in blood?

What will happen if I have low calcium levels in blood?

Dangerous: If blood calcium gets low enough, your heart won't work properly. You can get seizures also. Many people with low calcium get muscle spasms and tingling in hands and feet. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

Low calcium: A low calcium level may cause many problems and if your doctor has ordered the test and found a low calcium she/he should have taken care of the low calcium
What other conditions do you have?
Let me know and I should be able to help you. Your doctor must have done tests more than just calcium. ...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?

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

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Why do I have critically low calcium (1.3) magnesium (below assay range) and and phosphorus (0.1) out of no where, and what should I do?

Why do I have critically low calcium (1.3) magnesium (below assay range) and and phosphorus (0.1) out of no where, and what should I do?

Needs immediate att: Needs immediate attention. Check with your PCP to make sure everything is ok and immediately repeat the test to be sure test results are ok and it is not lab error. There are several causes that need to be investigated if there is no lab error ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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