If left untreated, hypocalcemia can have serious neurological consequences, including delirium, hallucinations, memory loss, confusion, and seizures. Muscular symptoms can include muscle stiffness and spasms. Seek treatment to avoid the more serious symptoms of hypocalcemia.
Barry S. Skikne, MD
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Can I donate my own blood for use in surgery?
Yes, a patient can bank their own blood for surgery. However, the process does take some time (several weeks to several months) to store enough blood for a major operation. Having said that, blood centers are now generally very aggressive at screening blood and transfusions are very safe.
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- Atherosclerosis -- a gradual clogging of the arteries over many years by fatty materials and other substances in the bloodstream
- Aneurysm -- a dilation of a part of the heart muscle or the aorta (the large artery that carries oxygenated blood out of the heart to the rest of the body), which may cause weakness of the tissue at the site of the aneurysm
- Embolus or thrombus -- clots in blood vessels may be either an embolus (a small mass of material such as fat globules, air, clusters of bacteria, or even foreign matter such as a piece of metal from a bullet) or a thrombus (a blood clot)
- Inflammatory conditions -- an inflammation within a blood vessel may occur as a result of trauma (physical trauma, such as from a fall, or chemical trauma, such as from an irritating medication being introduced into the vessel), infection, or an autoimmune disorder (e.g., polyarteritis, Raynaud's disease, and aortic arch syndrome)
- Varicose veins -- occur when the veins of the circulatory system in the legs are exposed over time to pressure that causes stress on the walls and valves of the veins