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    What causes extreme cramping while having hypocalcemia?

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Posted on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My labs show that my calcium level is extremely low to no calcium and abnormal. This causes severe cramping various places including my heart. What could be causing this as my doctor doesn't to be concern. but would if he could feel the pain I do when attacks I have happened to him. I am 71 and a diabetic. I have just gone in to remission from breast cancer and still recovering from strokes cause by a beating I receive a the hands of a stranger attack. I'm a retired professor at a major university.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
vitamin D deficiency?

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

there are various causes of hypocalcemia like low albumin (the calcium measurements always have to be corrected according to the albumin levels), high phosphorus (in renal malfunction), low magnesium, drug side effects, parathormone related problems (like reduced production or increased resistance to its action) and vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency sounds more likely for a woman of your age because this is a fairly common problem. Measuring your serum calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, parathormone would be very helpful.

If vitamin D deficiency is the problem then regular sun exposure and vitamin D supplements would help.

I hope you find my comments helpful!
You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information.

Kind Regards!
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