Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Osteoporosis, cause of arrhythemia, types of calcium deficiency

Types of calcium deficiency

There are two types of calcium deficiency:
·         Dietary calcium deficiency is a condition in which there is an inadequate calcium intake, which can lead to depleted calcium stores in the bones, thinning and weakening of the bones, and osteporosis,moreover in menapousal condition in women.
·         Hypocalcemia is a low level of calcium in the blood. It can occur from taking medications, such as diuretics; medical treatments; or disease processes, such as renal failure or hypoparathyroidism.
An insufficient amount of calcium in your diet will generally not cause hypocalcemia. This is because normal amounts of calcium in the blood are so critical to many vital body functions of the nerves, muscles, brain and heart, that your body will pull calcium from the bones as needed to maintain normal blood calcium levels. This enables important processes in the body to continue. However, ongoing dietary calcium deficiency can eventually lead to thinning of the bones and  osteoporosis because calcium stores in the bones are not replaced as they are used by the body.
Untreated calcium deficiency can lead to serious complications, such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythemia(An arrhythmia is a disorder of the  pulse or heart rhythm, such as beating too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly.) Seek regular medical care and follow your treatment plan to reduce the risk of serious complications from calcium deficiency. 

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