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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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The side effect of the body's vigilant maintenance of blood calcium is that this calcium is freely available to calcify tissues (including our heart valves).
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often have abnormally high or low blood calcium levels due to their compromised kidney function and the effects of commonly used medications.
A: Blood calcium goes up so people become confused and fatigued, they complain of constipation, and they may develop kidney stones or calcified kidneys and kidney failure.
Dietary means for feed intake, blood calcium, milk production, blood and urine pH in Sahiwal cattle.
Scientists compared blood calcium levels measured in 267 patients who experienced a cardiac arrest up to 90 days later and 445 others who did not go on to suffer a cardiac arrest.
No statistical difference exists between the cytoreductive and noncytoreductive nephrectomy groups in terms of age, gender, BMI, blood calcium, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), anemia, T stage, number of metastatic sites, and lung metastasis [Table 1].
An impaired mobilization of calcium into the bone can cause a depressed turnover in hypothyroidism, and this can often lead to a decrease in the blood calcium level.
Editor's Note: Calcium plays a vital role in maintaining normal physiologic function, particularly signal transduction, and that severely low blood calcium levels have been associated with an increased risk of death.
When calcium levels fall, the parathyroid gland releases parathyroid hormone, and blood calcium levels rise again.
Calcium from food does not seem to raise CVD risk, but calcium supplements may raise blood calcium levels more rapidly than dietary calcium, thereby boosting risk for heart disease.
If you are concerned about potentially harmful effects of too much vitamin D, it may help to know that vitamin D toxicity is rare, according to a report from the Mayo Clinic, which found that among more than 20,000 people, those with high levels of vitamin D did not have an increased risk of high blood calcium that can result from elevated levels of D.
The result is a huge drop in blood calcium and there is nothing left for the cow's body to use.