Blood calcium concentration

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351404 tn?1299489130 We carry almost 1 kg (= 2+ pounds) of calcium in the bones, but the concentration of calcium in the blood is very low (approx. 10 mg pr dl.) and even an increase to 15 mg/dl would cause very serious symptoms. If needed, calcium can be released from the bones, so the amount of calcium in the blood is fairly constant. If we go for years and decades with insufficient calcium intake, the bones can get weakened as they are drained for calcium. This is known as osteoporosis.
Avatar n tn with rapid weight loss, increased body temperature, high blood pressure, sweating, polyuria, rapid heart rate of 140+ , etc. Calcium 9.1 TSH 2.15 2006 Psychiatrist. Risperdal, Lamictal, wanted to try Alzheimer’s medication (Namenda. I declined). None worked. 2006 – Sleep study. Overnight oxygen 80%. Given a CPAP machine. 2007 Start thyroid and adrenal treatments. 2008 Calcium 9.4. Nov 2009 Ionized Calcium 5.1. Pth 46. Taking vitamin D. Did this test on my own. Suspect lab.
Avatar m tn 25-Hydroxyvitamin D level does not reflect intestinal calcium absorption: an assay using strontium as a surrogate marker j Bone Miner Metab. 2014 May 24. [Epub ahead of print] Camargo MB1, Vilaça T, Hayashi LF, Rocha OG, Lazaretti-Castro M.
Avatar m tn the serum total calcium concentration falls by 0.8 mg/dL for every 1-g/dL fall in serum albumin concentration. This rule assumes that normal albumin equals 4.0 g/dL and normal calcium is 10.0 mg/dL." Medscape - Hypoparathyroidism Workup.
Avatar n tn Is there any way to speed recovery to an attack, defined as a time where after about 30 mins to an hour after eating, you feel horrible (exhausted, zero concentration, difficulty breathing yet O2 levels are fine, have hypoglycemic symptoms but blood sugar is fine)? Is there anything one can eat or drink that will flush whatever food (the milk in the breakfast cereal maybe, it didn't bother me yesterday) out of the system?
1069633 tn?1255242989 I have had similar test results although I have no idea what it means. My albumin has been high, my total protein has been high, my vitamin d -25 is slightly low and my blood phosphate is moderately low. My calcium is actually on the high side of normal. Have they checked your blood phosphate?
Avatar f tn I recently had a routine blood test for over 40 and noted that my blood calcium level was 10.9. I found this odd as I do not take supplements, nor do I intake any type of calcium including milk products (other than what is found in daily diet). My father and brother both had this disorder. The only other significant results on my blood test were MCH 32.0, RDW CV 10.50, and Cholesterol 222. I am in the military overseas and the health care is not so great.
Avatar n tn My doctor noticed that my calcium and PTH levels were very elevated last year. I had not been to a doctor in several years as I did not have insurance. After many blood and urine tests it was determined that I had primary hyperparathyroidism. I saw 2 specialists and a surgeon who specializes in parathyroid surgery. It was recommended that I had a parathyroidectomy. I had the surgery 3 weeks ago.
Avatar m tn I'm a 52 year old who recently had a heart scan calcium score of 80.1 (all in LAD; 0 in other arteries). A scan 6 years ago showed some slight calcium in same area and score was 30 with 0 in other arteries. The recent results also indicate some calcified lymph nodes in left hilum, with calcified granuloma in spleen consistent with old granulomatous disease.
2046116 tn?1330102721 Yes my blood work is fine. Haemoglobin is good, blood count is good, white blood cells good and blood pressure is normal. No cancer. I am not anaemic. There is no problem showing, but there is obviously one. I can tell you when one is going to start. I get immense pressure in my head, eyes and gums, then out of no where bleed. After bleeding, due to so much blood loss, I get a headache and really dizzy. They have no explanation. can you think of anything?
Avatar f tn When people move from being vitamin D deficient/insufficient to optimal vitamin D status their ability to absorb calcium from the diet/water more than doubles, this is generally a good thing however calcium needs to be counterbalanced by magnesium which is a natural calcium channel blocker. Too much calcium can cause problems, it may get deposited in soft tissue or arteries and cause calcification that causes trouble in the longer term.
Avatar m tn and the ever so popular TSH too. Calcium maybe...... Sugar ....... Also on the safe side .. maybe due an RA blood draw too. You might as well go through the whole thing all at once to rid your self of the most common things first. I estimate my test will cost you about 8 viles of blood.. Get it all done right away - that at least is my thinking.
Avatar n tn Other serum level tests Due to the relationship between PTH and calcium, calcium levels should be tested at the same time as PTH. Most laboratories have established reference values to indicate what PTH level is normal for a particular calcium level. In addition, the effects of PTH on kidney function and bone strength indicate that serum calcium, phosphorus, and creatinine levels should be measured together with PTH.
Avatar n tn Drinking water is a great way to dilute the concentration of calcium in your urine and help it wash out instead of precipitate and form a stone. Citrate is a substance that binds with calcium to prevent it from precipitating and forming a stone as well and citrate levels are just as important as calcium levels. If you citrate is low and calcium is high in your urine, then supplementation can help prevent calcium stone formation.
Avatar m tn Decrease in bone density leading to osteoarthritis.IF you have low vitamin D in your blood you cannot absorb the needed calcium for your bones.Regarding your elevated RBC it depends how elevated it is.Follow-up with your Doctor.
Avatar n tn Now my biggest concern is the memory and the lack of concentration! My husbnd will tell me a story and 2minutes later i ask him a question about what he was just talking bout and he just responds with, "didn't you hear a word I said?", he is completely right! I cant' keep a job because of my memory and lack of concentration! My girls deserve a mom that imore active with them, that does things with them, other than sitting around in the house...
Avatar n tn Thus, if you have a low vitamin D and your calcium is above 10.0, then the high calcium in your blood must have come from somewhere else other than your diet (it came from your bones). Thus, if you have a low vitamin D, and a calcium level above 10.1, then you are almost guaranteed to have primary hyperparathyroidism and need surgery to remove the parathyroid tumor. A low vitamin D cannot ever be the cause of high blood calcium.
Avatar m tn 1- is it true that calcium might be affected if he has low vitamin D even though the blood tests showed nothing concerning calcium ? 2- is there any relation between both ? 3- should he take calcium needles even though his blood tests were normal ? p.s , he is already on track on solving his vitamin D deficiency .
Avatar m tn The symptoms have gradually worsened and now include apathy, lack of concentration, chronic fatigue, severe anxiety on waking (almost like night terrors), and periods of cold intolerance, loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, nausea and diarrhoea. I sometimes also get palpitations. The symptoms are periodic – I am more or less fine for up to 2-3 weeks and then I lapse back into the above symptoms for a week or so.
Avatar f tn Right now, the PTH is erroneously signaling your bones to give up calcium even though your blood level is normal. The body gets rid of excess calcium easiest by urinating it off. When your body (kidneys) can't keep up any more, the calcium builds faster, and the higher concentration gives you kidney stones. Somehow your poor body is still compensating, but at the cost of losing your bones in the process. From the description, I believe you had a poor-quality Sestamibi scan.
Avatar f tn I was given blood work to get done and it came back that my Anti-Nuclear Antibody Positive (Abnormal) which led to a lot of other blood test to be done and they are listed below: Vit D 25 11 ng/mL Less than 20 ng/ml Deficient i have no idea what this one means: H Influenza Ab, IgG 0.7 Comment INTERPRETIVE INFORMATION: H. Influenzae b Ab, IgG Less than 1.0 ug/mL ...... Antibody concentration not protective. 1.0 ug/mL or greater ..... Antibodies to H. Influenzae b detected.
Avatar n tn why would one have a high calcium level in a blood test? Mine was 11.2. My doctor sent a note to stop taking calcium supplements - I never take any calcium supplements and I hate milk. Should I follow up on this or is it just something that happens from time to time? thank you.