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blood calcium,

n the level of calcium in the blood plasma, generally regulated by parathyroid gland activity in conjunction with the degree of calcium ingestion, absorption, use, and excretion. Normal value is 8.5 to 11.5 mg/100 ml of blood serum.
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Your doctor should check your blood calcium before you start and
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Hypoparathyroidism causes a decrease in blood calcium levels and a rise in the level of blood phosphorus, with symptoms including tingling in the lips, hands, fingers and toes, brittle nails, dry hair, severe muscle cramps and spasms.
The main cause of hypercalcemia, especially among postmenopausal women, is one or more overactive parathyroid glands-four glands in the neck that secrete parathyroid hormone to control blood calcium levels.
Goldsworthy hypothesizes, "It is possible that at least some forms of electrosensitivity could be due to the victims having their natural blood calcium levels bordering on hypocalcaemia.
PTH stimulates mobilization of these minerals from osteoclasts, a mechanism that acts to maintain blood calcium stores by sacrificing bone.
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