Calcium is a mineral that provides strength to the teeth and bones. It helps maintain proper functions in the muscles and nerves. Serum calcium is determined by the amount of calcium present in the blood, and the normal level is between 8.5 and 10.5 mg/dL. Serum calcium is measured to diagnose bone and parathyroid diseases. Low calcium levels can cause tingling in lips, abnormal heart rhythms, and muscle spasms.
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Can you please comment on the results of my health checkup?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently got my health checkup done. I had got the same workup done one year ago too. I have attached both the reports for your reference. I went through a course of Nexito 10 mg for five months last year. My current BP is 80/130 mmHg. I am not able to exercise now. However, as a ro... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports and they are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Calcium is on the lower side for which you should increase the milk consumption. As such, there is no need for any medicines. The vitamin D is just normal this year. H... Read Full »
My doctor has not prescribed any treatment for osteopenia. Is this sound advise?
Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about my moderately-high calcium levels. I am in my late thirties, in excellent shape and play competitive sports. I am very careful about maintaining a clean diet. Over the past four years, I have had elevated glucose (a1c 6.3) and elevated serum calcium (fluctuating be... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you do have diabetes for which Metformin is an appropriate treatment. As for your calcium levels, you have absolutely normal serum as well as urinary calcium levels. You do have osteopenia, for... Read Full »
What is the root cause of pancreas problem in a 17-year-old?
Query: Hello doctor,I herewith attach the medical reports of my son aged 17 years old who had a pancreas problem. He does not have any bad habits. He is taking medicine as per the doctor's advise. Mild home food is being given. But still now and then he reports mild stomach pain. Kindly clarify the followi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the anxiety you have regarding your son. He has pancreatitis. Is this the first time he is getting this? Does he take alcohol? Did he have any injury to the abdomen? Have you checked his serum triglycerides and calcium? Is he on any long-term me... Read Full »
What could be the reason for rib pain in my right lower region?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had rib pain for two months in the right lower region, and I pass smaller stools than usual, which seems to happen to me often. I had an ultrasound of my abdomen it was normal. I had a pelvic and abdominal CT scan; it was normal. I was wondering what could be the reason for the pai... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think considering your weight; it seems like muscular or bony pain. If it were something related to your tummy, it would have shown on ultrasound or CT (computed tomography) scan of the abdomen. I want to know if you have been given some medications to relieve this pa... Read Full »
What test should I undergo to check my calcium levels?
Query: Hello doctor,What type of calcium blood test should I undergo to check my calcium as a part of a routine checkup? Also, provide me full details of the folic acid blood test as I want to undergo a blood test for a routine checkup. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. My suggestions for you are as follows- 1. You can do total serum calcium level or as ionized and nonionized separately. However, generally, simple total serum calcium gives enough information needed to see whether there is any deficiency. 2... Read Full »
Will decreased calcium levels cause muscle pain and weakness in the body?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a hiatal hernia and taking Rabeprazole for a year. Now I have weakness and muscle pain. Sometimes, I have imbalance in my body with dizziness. Is it caused due to low calcium level? What to do to fix this issue? I have a feeling of vomiting in the morning after eating. I have na... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Low levels of calcium can cause weakness and muscle pain. If your calcium levels are normal, then weakness can occur due to viral infection. I suggest you do CBC (complete blood count), liver, and kidney function tests. After knowing the r... Read Full »
What can be done for low calcium in a thyroid patient?
Query: Hello doctor, What can be done for low calcium in a thyroid patient? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it possible you can do histopathology of thyroid gland to rule out? You have many metabolic disorders that you need correction (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Read Full »
What does my health checkup report indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, I need to consult latest health checkup report and get recommended guidance and medication. Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good to inform, your sugars are very good and you do not have any evidence of diabetes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). After thoroughly going through the list of investigations, that signify increased LDL, cholesterol, low calcium and insufficient v... Read Full »