What is Hypocalcemia?

Hypocalcemia is a condition caused by a lack of calcium in the bloodstream. Calcium levels in the blood should be between 4.5 and 5.5 mEq/L. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are two other conditions linked to calcium deficiency.

  • Inadequate calcium intake.
  • Intolerance of calcium-rich foods.
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Any hereditary factors.
  • Smoking reduces estrogen levels, which can lead to calcium deficiency.
  • Vitamin D deficiency makes calcium absorption more difficult.