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Doctor insights on: What Cause Low Magnesium Levels

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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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What could cause my low potassium levels?

What could cause my low potassium levels?

Need a workup: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If very low, it's time you get checked for a reason -- hyperaldosteronism gets missed a lot. I'm assuming you're not on meds. One little-known cause is eating lots of licorice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes chronically low blood potassium levels?

What causes chronically low blood potassium levels?

Few mechanisms: 1. Low intake in food 2. Loss in secretions- urine, gastrointestinal-vomitus and stool, sweat 3.Increased traslocation of k in to the cells in certain conditions eg. Insulin excess, mineralocorticoid( aldosterone - a hormone secreted by adrenal gld.) excess are associated with low potassium.There is a genetically acquired condition called periodic hypokalemic syndrome characterized by low k level. ...Read more

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What can cause high levels of potassium?

What can cause high levels of potassium?

Hyperkalemia: Because the kidneys are able to excrete potassium well, high potassium level in the blood is rare in patients with normal kidney function. High blood potassium level can result in patients with reduced kidney function in certain settings (excessive potassium intake, cell/tissue death, or shift of potassium from intracelluar to extracellular compartment). ...Read more

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What does low potassium and low glucose cause?

What does low potassium and low glucose cause?

Depends on level: Low potassium can cause muscle pain, cramps, weakness, paralysis, and even heart rhythm disturbance. Low glucose can cause a variety of symptoms including shakiness, sweating, palpitation, and most concerning brain dysfunction, e.g. Confusion and even seizure. Above are not complete lists. Extent of symptoms are in part related to severity of drop in levels. ...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 can cause low hemoglobin level?

What can cause low hemoglobin level?

Variable: There are many.Low iron, b12, Folic Acid etc.Depends on your cbc. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemia, diabetes, low magnesium levels and low potassium levels. What does this sound like?

Hypoglycemia, diabetes, low magnesium levels and low potassium levels. What does this sound like?

Hypoglycemia: Sounds like you're losing electrolyte likely renal dysfunction. Some additional endocrine abnormalities with adrenal steroids could also be playing a part. Definitely something to get your doctor on. ...Read more

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What causes low potassium?

What causes low potassium?

Medications: Not enough potassium in your diet, urinar losses in potassium, medications, certain endocrine disease. ...Read more

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Does high calcium levels cause low potassium?

Does high calcium levels cause low potassium?

No: Low magnesium can cause low calcium + low potassium. Diuretics can cause high calcium and low potassium. Are you on any meds? ...Read more

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Why would low copper levels cause low ceruloplasmin levels?

Why would low copper levels cause low ceruloplasmin levels?

Stabilized by copper: In this case, the protein that becomes ceruloplasmin (called apoceruloplasmin) is more stable in the presence of copper. So low copper levels will cause a faster degradation of the protein that otherwise becomes ceruloplasmin. Additionally, unlike some proteins, there is no increased production of ceruloplasmin when copper levels are low, . ...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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What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read more

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What blood disorders/disorders can cause elevated B12 levels and low iron?

What blood disorders/disorders can cause elevated B12 levels and low iron?

Polycythema vera: Some times polycytemia vera can cause, but rare, this needs further work up, especially low. Iron that is most of the time due to bleeding. ...Read more

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Can low iron levels cause depression?

Can low iron levels cause depression?

Not really.: Very low iron levels could lead to anemia which if severe enough could cause you to feel fatigued. You could try 325 mg iron supplement each day and see if that make you feel better. ...Read more

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What can a high calcium level cause?

What can a high calcium level cause?

Hypercalcemia: High calcium can cause a number of problems. These include bone pain, muscle weakness, nausea and vomiting, confusion and fatigue, and frequent thirst and urination. Unchecked, it can lead to kidney stones and failure, irregular heartbeat, osteoporosis, coma, and even death. ...Read more

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Hyperparathyroidism with low vit. D and slightly elevated potassium . What does this mean to you? Could high potassium cause headaches? Dizziness?

Hyperparathyroidism with low vit. D and slightly elevated potassium . What does this mean to you? Could high potassium cause headaches? Dizziness?

Hyperparathyroidism: It means you do have Hyperparathyroidism and since you are less than 50 years old,you are a candidate for Parathyroid surgery to cure it.You need vit d supplemet depending on your level.High Pottasium level has been described with Hyperparathyroidism and may cause headace ...Read more

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Can low iron levels cause neurological symptoms?

Can low iron levels cause neurological symptoms?

Yes: You'll feel crummy if you're becoming iron deficient before you become anemic. I think it's from too little iron available for cytochromes. It's unlikely to produce focal neurologic signs, or explain your blurry vision. ...Read more