Other illnesses can often cause hypocalcemia. Hypoparathyroidism is a primary cause of hypocalcemia. Kidney problems and pancreatitis can also cause hypocalcemia. Certain prescription drugs may contribute to lowered blood calcium levels.
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How do other illnesses affect hypocalcemia?
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What is collateral circulation?
Collateral circulation is the process in which a system of small, normally closed arteries connect and start to carry blood to part of the heart when a coronary artery is blocked, or to part of the brain when a cerebral artery is blocked. These arteries can serve as alternate routes of blood supply.
What is the difference between red and blue blood?
Everyone knows blood is red, right? Well, that is mostly true. It may surprise you to know that at times your blood is blue.
Blood takes on a red color when it has high oxygen content. This oxygen-rich blood is pumped from your heart through your arteries to the rest of your body. If you are injured and bleed, blood comes into contact with the air, and the hemoglobin in the blood and the oxygen interact, making your blood red. So you will never see blue blood on the outside of the body.
Inside your body, when blood returns from your body through the veins to the heart, it is blue in color. This is why when you look at your skin, the veins are bluish. The blue, oxygen-poor blood is pumped from the right side of your heart to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen and turns red again.
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