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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What is hypocalcaemic tetany and is it dangerous?

What is hypocalcaemic tetany and is it dangerous?

Tetany: Low calcium leads to contraction of the muscles. May affect heart muscles as well so it is important to have it checked out and get the reason you have low calcium identified. ...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

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Is hypocalcaemic tetany somehow related to paralysis?

Is hypocalcaemic tetany somehow related to paralysis?

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. ...Read more

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

Sorry need more info: If you have tetany (involuntary muscle contratures) then would consider abnormalities of calcium and magnesium levels. Hyperventilation can cause this and of course there are life threatening causes in which case you wouldn't be writing this question. Would need to know more about your meds and supplements and how high is your gpt? ...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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How the mechanism when large doses of vitamin D injections will lead to tetany?

How the mechanism when large doses of vitamin D injections will lead to tetany?

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. ...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