Hypocalcemia

Hypocalcemia is a condition where one has low level of calcium. In turn this can make those who suffer from the condition more susceptible to muscle cramps, spasms, and mood changes. Calcium is needed to treat bones as it can can help maintain them, heal them, and make them strong.

Hypocalcemia Drugs

Hypocalcemia Symptoms

Below you will find a list detailing all of the side effects associated with Hypocalcemia:

Common Hypocalcemia symptoms

  • Muscle spasms
  • Uncontrollable facial twitching
  • Weakness
  • Numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
  • Lightheadedness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Anxiety
  • Depression/li>
  • Increased anger
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations

Consult with your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Seizures
  • Faster or slower heart rate than normal
  • Lightheadedness
  • Hallucinations

Hypocalcemia Causes

Below you will find a list detailing all of possible causes of Hypocalcemia:

  • Alcoholism
  • Malabsorption
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parathyroid disease
  • High levels of phosphorous
  • Kidney disease
  • Lack of calcium in diet
  • Low levels of albumin
  • Low levels of magnesium
  • Low levels of vitamin D

Hypocalcemia Diagnosis

How to determine if you have Hypocalcemia:

  • Blood test: Your doctor will want to give you a blood test to determine your calcium level.
  • Mental exam: Your doctor may want to check your mental state to determine if you have been confused, irritable, or suffering from hallucinations.
  • Physical exam: Your doctor may test your facial nerves for any signs of uncontrollable twitching. He will more than likely also check for any signs of muscle spasms across your body

Hypocalcemia Treatment

Below you will find your options in treating and providing for Hypocalcemia:

Medications:

  • Supplements will be your main weapon of choice to treat Hypocalcemia. Look to take supplements of calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium.

Homecare:

  • Aside from looking to calcium loaded diets, you can also look to spend some time outside and in the sun. Spending time in the sun can naturally help increase your vitamin D levels.