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Hypocalcemia
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Hypocalcemia?

Calcium is an element that has various functions in the body such as the formation of bones, teeth, blood clotting, etc. Hypocalcemia or calcium deficiency is a condition in which the level of calcium in blood or plasma is less than average in the body.

What are the causes of Hypocalcemia?

Mild hypocalcemia can sometimes be asymptomatic

  • Increased levels of lactic acid in the blood
  • Increased levels of phosphate in the blood
  • Decreased albumin concentration
  • Some medications, such as phenytoin, phenobarbital may reduce calcium levels in the body
  • Stress, anxiety
  • Excessive exercise performed by the individual
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Cancer that is spreading
  • Diabetes in new mothers

Hypocalcemia: What is Hypocalcemia, its Types and Causes?

References: 
  • Hypocalcemia. Healthline. Available: https://www.healthline.com/health/hypocalcemia Accessed on June 29, 2020.
  • Hypocalcemia. Medscape. Available at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/241893-overview Accessed on June 29, 2020.
  • Hypocalcemia. Medicine Net. Available at: https://www.medicinenet.com/hypocalcemia_symptoms_and_signs/symptoms.htm Accessed on June 29, 2020.
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