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Doctor insights on: What Is Hypocapnemia

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Can hypocalcemia be serious?

Can hypocalcemia be serious?

Yes: If severe it could lead to seizures. Milder cases it would lead to muscle twitching or spasms. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hypocalemia?

Understand why.: First step is to identify cause. Too difficult to figure over internet - see doc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypocalcemia?

What are the symptoms of hypocalcemia?

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

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Can you get hypocalcemia through your diet?

Can you get hypocalcemia through your diet?

Yes: Anyone on vegan diet certainly gets much lower calcium than they need unless they receive calcium supplements or calcium-fortified products, e.g., calcium-fortified cereal, soyproducts. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypocalcemia?

What is the definition or description of: hypocalcemia?

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

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I've been diagnosed with hypocalcemia. Will I lose a lot of weight?

I've been diagnosed with hypocalcemia. Will I lose a lot of weight?

No: Most common causes of hypocalcemia (low blood calcium level) are vit d deficiency, chronic kidney disease, and hypoparathroidism. Hypocalcemia can be associated with increased urinary frequency and water loss which 'may' cause some minor weight loss (a few pounds at most). ...Read more

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Is hypocalcemia related to gout?

Is hypocalcemia related to gout?

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

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How does hypoparathyroidism cause hypocalcemia?

How does hypoparathyroidism cause hypocalcemia?

Three mechanisms.: Hypocalcemia occurs in the absence of parathyroid hormone because of low bone breakdown, loss of calcium in the urine and poor absorption of calcium by the intestine. ...Read more

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Can hypocalcemia cause Dizziness?

Can hypocalcemia cause Dizziness?

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

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Why do preemies get infant hypocalcemia?

Why do preemies get infant hypocalcemia?

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

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What causes hypocalcemia and a lymphopenia?

What causes hypocalcemia and a lymphopenia?

See below: 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

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What laboratory test can detect hypocalcemia?

What laboratory test can detect hypocalcemia?

Hypocalcemia: A simple blood test, but there must be several other lab tests to be done on the same sample.
If your doctor only requested serum calcium you might need a new doctor. Low calcium on its own must have a cause and that must be found by the lab studies. ...Read more

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Can you have hypocalcemia and not have cancer?

Can you have hypocalcemia and not have cancer?

Yes: Hypercalcemia instead of hypocalcemia has been associated with various malignancies, e.g., leukemia, hodgkins lymphoma, neuroblastoma. ...Read more

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What is the best food for patient with hypocalcemia?

What is the best food for patient with hypocalcemia?

Milk & milk products: Rich sources of calcium include milk and milk products; calcium fortified soy products; calcium fortified cereals and orange juice. ...Read more

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Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you

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

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Can drinking/consuming fluoride every day lead to hypocalcemia?

Can drinking/consuming fluoride every day lead to hypocalcemia?

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

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What are the effects of hypocalcemia and hypokalemia on neurons?

What are the effects of hypocalcemia and hypokalemia on neurons?

Neuronal physiology: Read this for lots of information:

http://www. Benbest. Com/science/anatmind/anatmd1.html ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hypocalcemia? Possible treatment?

What are the signs and symptoms of hypocalcemia? Possible treatment?

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

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Please tell me can drinking/consuming fluoride every day cause hypocalcemia?

Please tell me can drinking/consuming fluoride every day cause hypocalcemia?

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.
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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

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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?

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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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.

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.

See a perinatologist: This is a specialist who advises and manages high risk pregnancies. Since you have several significant medical issues, it is best to seek consultation for preconception counseling. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Dairy products.: Hypocalcemia due to hypoparathyroidism is corrected by adequate calcium intake from food and/or calcium supplements plus calcitriol, the most active form of vitamin d. It is best prescribed by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why does hypocalcemia lead to muscle spasms?

Why does hypocalcemia lead to muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms: The Cleveland Clinic has a very reliable article about hypocalcemia on the internet.

Look for "www. Clevelandclinicmeded. Com" ...Read more

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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.

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.

CORRECT POTASSIUM.: 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

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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.

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

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Can hypocalcemia cause kidney stones? Why? Why not?

Can hypocalcemia cause kidney stones? Why? Why not?

Hypercalcemia: Kidney stones contain calcium and oxalate or phosphate. increased blood levels of calcium, hypercalacemia, are associated with excessive urinary calcium and stone formation. Hypocalcemia is not associated with stone formation as a key component of stones is lacking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have children (become pregnant) with hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia

Is it safe to have children (become pregnant) with hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia

Depends: It depends upon how low your calcium is. The more normal the better and safer
. Treatment is available. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more