Hypocalcemia

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Symptoms of hypocalcemia arise from lower than normal levels of calcium in the blood. Some affected people, especially if the condition is mild, will not have symptoms. Others may have severe and life-threatening symptoms. Symptoms include numbness and/or tingling of the hands, feet, or lips, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, seizures, facial twitching, muscle weakness, lightheadedness, and slow heartbeat. Psychoemotional symptoms can also be seen, including anxiety, confusion, depression, anger, and hallucinations.

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REFERENCE:

Longo, Dan, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011.

Hypocalcemia Symptoms and Signs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Facial Twitching
  • Hallucinations
  • Lightheadedness
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Numbness in Feet
  • Numbness in Hands
  • Numbness in Lips
  • Seizures
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Tingling in Feet
  • Tingling in Hands
  • Tingling Lips
Examples of Medications for Hypocalcemia Symptoms and Signs
  • calcium carbonate, Caltrate 600, Caltrate 600 Plus D, Caltrate 600 Plus




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