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How to Tell If You Have Low Calcium or Hypocalcemia

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

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With low calcium - which can also be known as Hypocalcemia, there are some warning signs or symptoms, if you will, that may be experienced by an individual who is unknowingly suffering from this condition.

Here we will go over some of the signs that may indicate that a person is actually experiencing or suffering from Hypocalcemia:


To start you will want to make a list of any of the following signs and symptoms of low calcium that you may be experiencing. This will make it easier when you discuss this issue with your personal physician and assist in forming a proper diagnosis.

Warning Sign

Muscle Cramps -

If you suffer from muscle cramps in your limbs i.e your arms and legs, this can be one way to tell that you suffer from a low calcium deficiency in your body.



Abnormal Twinging and Reflexes -

If Twinging of the nerves and exaggerated reflexes and or cramping of your muscles are being experienced this may also indicate Hypocalcemia.

Unexplained Fatigue

Another possible sign and symptom of Hypocalcemia is experiencing extreme fatigue and irritability with little to no triggers or other obvious causes.

Numbness in your arms, legs, hands and/or feet-

If you have or get numbness in your extremities this may also be a warning sign. Numbness that occurs with or without sitting for extended periods of time and happens regularly or at different times during different activities.

Confusion -

If unexplained confusion and dizziness is plaguing you or is experienced then this may also be indicative warnings of Hypocalcemia.

Irregular Heart Beat

Abnormal heart beats can also be experienced by individuals who have low-calcium levels. So, if you are dealing with a similar situation you need to get checked out. Whether this symptom is related to the above condition or suggestive of another condition only a medical doctor can tell you for sure.

Difficulty with your Vision -

If you are dealing with abnormal issues with your eyesight that can not otherwise be contributed to poor vision this too may be indicative of Hypocalcemia.

*You do want to note that these symptoms may be common and uncommon signs of other more serious illnesses, conditions and or disorders as well so it is important that you set up an appointment to meet and discuss your health concerns with your doctor. Your doctor can perform a blood test to find out if you are suffering from a calcium-deficiency or decide if you need further testing to rule out other possibilities.

For some conditions simple diet changes or incorporation of supplements into ones daily routine can get a deficiency under control and or alleviate the majority of related symptoms.

(This article is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease, illness or condition nor replace actual medical advice. Always speak with your doctor when you are experiencing issues with your health.)

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