Doctor insights on:
What Is Hypocapnemia
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
Low blood calcium: 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 gland or kidney disorders. ...Read more
Not usually related: Gout is related to high uric acid levels causing joint pains and swellings. Low calcium is usually due to kidney disease, parathyroid disease, or medications, among others. In acute (sudden) kidney failure from uric acid stones, low calcium can happen, but this would be an uncommon situation. A rare condition called tumor lysis syndrome can also show low calcium and high uric acid levels. ...Read more
In the extreme: Hi. You should be being treated with calcitriol and calcium for your hypoparathyroidism. If you don't take your calcium & calcitriol, your calcium can get very low, and if very low, dizziness can ensue. Be safe, treat your hypocalcemia. I recommend you run your calcium at or just below the lower limit of the normal range, so you don't have too high urinary calcium and risk kidney stones. Good luck ...Read more
Mom and infant: Babies get calcium from mom. Babies born at less than 32 wks gestation abruptly end their "supply" of calcium and it drops after they are born. Up to 70% of these bebies have this problem. Other causes are babies who have low apgar scores and have a low oxygen supply, preemies born to diabetic moms as they have a higher calcium requirement, also moms with hyperparathyroidism and some seizure meds. ...Read more
These are two different conditions. There are several causes of hypocalcemia, including calcium and vitamin d deficiency, chronic kidney disease etc. Best to talk to your doctor.
Lymphopenia is decreased lymphocyte count caused by some infections or medications amongst other reasons. Please talk to your doc. ...Read more
Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you
Needs a full eval: I would have him seen by a pediatric endocrinologist. The evaluation and interpretation of tests on this combination is complex, and the kid needs a thourough eval without an overlap of studies. Seek one through a childrens hospital or medical school. ...Read more
I'm 36 years old, was diagnosed with hypocalcemia, hypoparathyroidism and HBP but want to have a baby, do you think I should or should not.
No: Drinking/consuming the normal amount of Fluoride we are exposed to in water, toothpaste and food will not cause hypocalcemia. Consuming excessive amounts of Fluoride (more then 3x normal dosage) over several years can lead to skeletal fluorosis. Only 4 cases have been reported in the entire usa in the last 60 years. You do not have to worry about this. ...Read more
Read this for lots of information:
http://www. Benbest. Com/science/anatmind/anatmd1.html ...Read more
Twitches and cramps: In severe cases seizure or seizure like activity may occur. Tingling and numbness around mouth and facial twitches occur. Important to check with your doctor as to what the reason is since treatment changes with cause. However, an easy way to elevate your calcium is to take tums (calcium carbonate). New data show that high calcium intake increases heart and kidney disease problems. Anyone should be cautious with tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more
A loose dog study.:
Am J Emerg Med. 1988 Jan;6 (1):1-3.
Fluoride-induced hyperkalemia: the role of Ca2+-dependent K+ channels.
Cummings CC1, McIvor ME.
Acute Fluoride poisoning is associated with sudden cardiac death by an unknown mechanism. Because F- binds to Ca2+ to cause marked hypocalcemia, lowered serum Ca2+ concentrations have been thought to be a major underlying factor in the ventricular irritability of F (-)-toxic patients. ...Read more
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
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
I was diagnosed with hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia, what are the best foods for me to eat and is it safe for me to exercise, I often feel tired.
What risks do mild hypocalcemia 2.11 (ref 2.2 -2.7) & hypokalemia 2.9 (ref 3.5 - 5.0) present to pt undergoing general anesthesia.
1) why is potassium low? That is an unlikely problem without some specific cause.
You need to discuss with your doctor about it before surgery to get whatever cause is treated.
And. You need to have this information in order to tell the surgeon and other health professional you will see. Cause
2) potassium level: should be corrected before surgery. ...Read more
I want to start a family but I have hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcemia and hypertension. Is it recommended that I can still have a baby. I'm 33 yrs old.
Yes: All treatable diseases, see your physician what is causing your problem (s), if necessary will refer you to a specialist. ...Read more