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Unit 7 Discussion post 2Hunam Anatomy and Physiology 2Kaplan UniveristyProfessor Andrew ButzkeThomisha GouardDecember 3, 2017Blood Electrolyte ImbalancesCalciumThere is more calcium in the body than any other mineral and has many important jobs. 99percent of the body's calcium is stored in the bones and teeth and the rest is in the blood,muscles, and fluid between cells. A calcium level of 10.5 is normal in a person 21years of age butwould signal another issue in an adult 40 years old. Low levels of calcium in the blood signal anelectrolyte mbalance called Hypocalcemia. Causes of hypocalcemia include:·Vitamin D deficiency·Chronic renal failure·Magnesium deficiency·Alcoholism·Biphosphonate therapy·Certain types of blood disorders, leukemia·Complications of chemotherapy·Diuretics·Things in your diet, caffeine, phosphates·AntibioticsHypocalcemia is more likely to occur in infants born of a diabetic or prececlamptic mother. It

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