People with low levels of calcium may have the following symptoms:
- Irregular heartbeats
- Muscle cramps/spasms
In some cases, you may have irregular calcium levels even without experiencing any symptoms.
Your doctor may ask you to do the test if you have any medical conditions or medical history that might have an impact on your calcium levels.
Medical conditions that might affect calcium levels include kidney disease, thyroid disease, cancers, and malnutrition.
Inform your doctor about all the medications, herbals, and supplements you take. Your doctor may ask you to stop or change the dosage of certain medications that may have an impact on the results. Do not change the dosage of any medications, herbs, or supplements without informing your doctor.
Your doctor may ask you to stop antacids and vitamin D supplements before the Ca++ test.