What is Hypocalcemia?  

The condition of low blood calcium is called hypocalcemia.  Calcium is a key element of the conduction of electricity in the body.  When calcium levels are too low the electrical signals in the nervous system do not function properly.  

Causes of Hypocalcemia symptoms

  •  Insufficient calcium, native vitamin D or active vitamin D treatment
  •  Infections
  •  Changes in medications for other conditions
  •  Strenuous exercise
  •  Anxiety or stressful situations
  •  Changes in diet that reduce your calcium or vitamin D intake
  •  Abnormalities to your magnesium and/or phosphorus levels
  •  Diarrhea, constipation or other intestinal conditions that keep a person from absorbing their calcium effectively

Symptoms of Hypocalcemia  

While the symptoms of Hypocalcemia in some patients can be mild or asymptomatic, in others if the levels of calcium in the blood drop too fast or too far, or if the condition is inadequately treated there is a potential risk of it developing into a more serious condition which will require urgent medical treatment.

  •  Paresthesia (pins and needles or numbness) in the extremities or around the mouth
  •  Mood changes (such as anxiety, depression, and irritability)
  •  Cognitive dysfunction (“brain fog” and an inability to concentrate)
  •  Memory problems
  •  Tetany (muscle spasms)
  •  Difficulty swallowing
  •  Difficulty speaking (raspy voice)
  •  Fatigue or weakness
  •  Dizziness

 Symptoms in severe hypocalcemia

  • Seizures
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Laryngospasms (seizure of the voice box)

 Long term symptoms of hypocalcemia may include:

  • Dental problems
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Kidney stones or calcium deposits in the body
  • Changes in mental health
  • Memory loss or Dementia
  • Cataract formation

 If you experience any of these symptoms you should seek advice from your doctor.

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