Bone Health In Childhood

Why is bone health important in childhood? Bones undergo changes throughout our lives, as old bone is broken down and new bone forms. But the most important time for building a strong skeleton is during childhood and adolescence. Bone strength depends on both the size of the bones and the amount of mineral they contain. […]

Hypercalcaemia

What is hypercalcaemia? Hypercalcaemia refers to high levels of calcium in the blood above the normal range of 8.5-10.2 mg/dl. Is hypercalcaemia a cause of concern? Yes, it is a cause of concern as it can have many effects on the human body. The symptoms can be diverse and depend on blood calcium levels Initially […]

Hypocalcaemia

What is Hypocalcaemia? Low level of Calcium in the blood is called Hypocalcaemia. Normal blood Calcium is 8.5 – 10.2 mg/dl. In normal health blood calcium is maintained in this range and the normal mechanism is that most of the Calcium is bound to albumin (proteins) and hence before assessing the normal calcium levels , […]

Normal Calcium Balance

Why is calcium important? Calcium is important for the human body as it helps in 1. Muscle contraction 2. Nerve conduction 3. Blood coagulation 4. Release of enzymes & hormones How is the blood Calcium regulated? A very delicate balance between the blood & the bone maintains this level. Of the total body calcium 99% […]