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

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What are the symptoms of Hypocalcemia?

Few major symptoms of this condition include:

  • Stiffness or spasms in muscles are common
  • A state of confusion, problems in memory
  • Paresthesia: It is a prickling sensation in the hands or feet
  • Anxiety, depression, irritability, fatigue
  • Parkinson, epilepsy, dementia
  • Swelling of the optic disc, cataract
  • Arrhythmias, congestive heart failure may sometimes occur
  • Spasms of the larynx
  • Dry skin, brittle nails, coarse hair, itching
  • Kidney stones and calcium deposits in the body are common
  • Lightheadedness
  • Mood swings
  • Numbness in the feet, hands or lips
  • Tingling in the feet, hands or lips

Hypocalcemia: Prevention and Treatment

What are the complications of Hypocalcemia?

Some of the major complications of hypocalcemia are:

  • Eye damage
  • Acute seizures
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Abnormal heartbeat leading to arrhythmias
  • Osteoporosis
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.
Disclaimer:
“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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