Hypocalcemia is the abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood.
Calcium is an important mineral in the formation and strength of bones but it does more than just being an important component of the bone. The calcium is also important in the contraction of all voluntary and involuntary muscle tissues as well as heart muscle that beats regularly and tirelessly throughout life. It also plays an important role in other vital bodily functions such as blood clotting, milk production, vision and metabolism of hormones and enzymes.
Having such importance in the vital bodily functions, calcium deficiency is a serious condition which requires immediate treatment.
Common signs associated with hypocalcemia include
Muscle twitching and trembling
Uncoordinated or stiff gait
Face rubbing against objects
Lack of appetite