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Hypocalcaemia is a medical condition in which the serum calcium levels in blood are very low. This condition increases the risk of developing osteoporosis. Natural ageing process may cause Hypocalcaemia. Symptoms are:
• Confusion or memory loss
• Muscle spasms
• Numbness or tingling sensation
• Weak brittle nails
• Easy fracturing of bones
• Muscle cramps
HOW IS HYPOCALCAEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Your general physician would observe these symptoms and then check your calcium levels and also conduct a blood test if needed.
HOW IS HYPOCALCAEMIA TREATED?
Ideally the problem is managed by giving the patient Intravenous calcium gluconate, which is administered in the hospital. In some cases, the patient can also be provided with calcium chloride instead if the symptoms are extreme.
DID YOU KNOW?
Neonatal Hypocalcaemia occurs in infants soon after birth, resulting in delayed growth and tachycardia.