Hypocalcemia: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2019

Symptoms of hypocalcemia arise from lower than normal levels of calcium in the blood. Some affected people, especially if the condition is mild, will not have symptoms. Others may have severe and life-threatening symptoms. Symptoms include

Psychoemotional symptoms can also be seen, including

Causes of hypocalcemia

There are a number of medical conditions that can cause hypocalcemia. Some of the most common include renal (kidney) failure, hyperphosphatemia (elevated blood phosphate levels), hypoalbuminemia (low albumin), vitamin D deficiency, magnesium deficiency, pancreatitis, and hypoparathyroidism.

Other hypocalcemia symptoms and signs


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Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.