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Doctor insights on: Toddlers And Night Terrors And Calcium Deficiency

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After a parathyroidectomy, would you have calcium deficiency?

After a parathyroidectomy, would you have calcium deficiency?

For a short time: Usually after a pararhyroidectomy the blood levels of calcium of a patient are low until the other glands remaining wake up and produce sufficient levels of parathyroid hormone. During this time i put all my patients after surgery on supplementation so their calcium levels don't get dangerously low. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Night Terrors (Definition)

Night terrors is a sleep condition that most often occurs in kids 3 to 12 years of age. Kids will often wake up suddenly terrified, screaming, and exhibiting signs of fight or flight such as rapid heart beat and sweating. Night terrors are different than nightmares or bad dreams in that night terrors are not dreams (which by definition occur in REM sleep) and kids will not remember ...Read more


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Could calcium deficiency result in weight gain?

Could calcium deficiency result in weight gain?

Not likely: The real question is could there be a relationship between low calcium and weight gain. Ie is something causing both ...Read more

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I know that hypercalcemia is calcium deficiency. Wondering what are the symptoms and why does the body get these symptoms?

I know that hypercalcemia is calcium deficiency. Wondering what are the symptoms and why does the body get these symptoms?

Too much calcium: Hypocalcemia is too low a calcium and hypercalcemia is to high a calcium on lab tests. Symptoms of hypercalcemia are abdominal pain, constipation, kidney stones, nausea, vomiting, excessive urination and confusion. Symptoms of low calcium are cramps, tingling around the mouth, muscular irritability. The symptoms are related to calcium's key role in muscular contractions and function. ...Read more

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Calcium deficiency symptoms?

Calcium deficiency symptoms?

See answer : Early-stage calcium deficiency may not cause any symptoms but may include: brittle nails, dry skin, yellowing of teeth, muscle cramps, excessive eye twitching, weakness, and sweating in cold weather. Later stage deficiency symptoms include: muscle spasms, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face, memory loss, depression, hallucinations, poor appetite, and abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency?

Many.: Symptoms include muscle spasms, carpopedal spasm, facial grimacing, laryngeal spasm, seizure, and respiratory arrest. If it's long standing, papiledema and increased intracranial pressure develop. A patient could get irritated, with psychosis, intestinal cramps and malabsorption. Chvostek's (faial muscle spasm) and trosseau's (flexion of hand and forearm) are seen along with prolonged qt on ecg. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency like?

What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency like?

Musculoskeletal: Some symptoms of hypocalcemia, calcium deficiency, include pale skin calcium is also required for muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve and hormone function, and blood pressure regulation. , tiredness, muscle aches and twitches. Calcium deficiency in children leads to inadequate growth and bone deformity. ...Read more

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Remedy for calcium deficiency.

Remedy for calcium deficiency.

Clarify?: Serum calcium may be low for any of several reasons; i'm assuming normal albumin. Hypoparathyroidism and its kin are uncommon but lower the level despite plenty of calcium on board. Vegetarians may and people on other restricted diets may become calcium deficient, and some folks may not be able to absorb it. The physician who diagnosed it can tell you more. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are remedy's for calcium deficiency?

What are remedy's for calcium deficiency?

Tums (calcium carbonate): The average adult needs 1 gram of calcium per day. Calcium carbonate is ubiquitous and is a form of calcium that is readily absorbed. A good source of calcium carbonate is two tums eaten each day. ...Read more

Terror (Definition)

Terror is a feeling of extreme fear. Terror can occur with ...Read more