Which dietary treatments are available for patients with chronic hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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An increase in dietary calcium to greater than 1 g/day is an important part of the treatment of chronic hypocalcemia, particularly in cases of vitamin D deficiency. In patients with hypocalcemia and chronic renal failure, the dietary intake of phosphate should be lowered to 400-800 mg/day to prevent hyperphosphatemia.


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