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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is hypocalcemia?

Hypocalcemia occurs when blood calcium levels are too low. It's often caused by abnormal levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) or vitamin D in the body.

Symptoms of hypocalcemia

  • Seizure

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation over my face

  • Numbness of the fingers

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Decrease in ambition and motivation

  • Feeling down

  • Fine tremor of the hands and fingers

  • Weakness in arms or legs

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hypocalcemia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hypocalcemia

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Do you feel anything unusual on your face?

  • Do you have wrist numbness?

  • Do you feel any numbness or altered sensation?

  • Do you feel less motivated lately?

Treatment for hypocalcemia

Oral calcium supplements are the most common treatment for hypocalcemia. Vitamin D supplements can help with calcium absorption. Treating the cause of hypocalcemia is also important.

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References

  • Pepe J, Colangelo L, Biamonte F, Sonato C, Danese VC, Cecchetti V, Occhiuto M, Piazzolla V, De Martino V, Ferrone F, Minisola S, Cipriani C. Diagnosis and management of hypocalcemia. Endocrine. 2020 Sep;69(3):485-495. doi: 10.1007/s12020-020-02324-2. Epub 2020 May 4. PMID: 32367335.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12020-020-02324-2

  • Calpena Martínez S, Arapiles Muñoz A. The value of the classic signs: Hypocalcemia. Med Clin (Barc). 2021 Dec 10;157(11):554. English, Spanish. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2021.02.014. Epub 2021 Jun 8. PMID: 34112512.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025775321001755?via%3Dihub

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Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

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