We live in an age that is incredibly fast-paced and places demands on many people that they cannot cope with. Many women admit that their lives are literally an unstoppable merry-go-round. They have many responsibilities, they are in a rut, which in turn results in them being mentally unwell. Stress is the order of the day for them, which understandably affects other aspects of their lives. That’s when you start talking about a disease that more and more women are starting to suffer from.
A disease called tetany
It is divided into two types and the first one is definitely not pleasant. It can even be associated with severe conditions that are reminiscent of epileptic seizures. But there is also latent tetany is otherwise known as spasmophilia and has a milder course. Its symptoms are much less specific and so it is a big problem to diagnose.
The patient may have muscle contractions and emotional hyperactivity. One of the most common causes of overt tetany is hypoparathyroidism with insufficient secretion of one of the hormones responsible for balancing levels:
Tetany is often the result of accidental removal of the parathyroid glands, for example during surgery. Other causes include pancreatic disease, kidney failure, vitamin D deficiency or excessive calcium loss in the body.
Contractures can gradually paralyse the whole body
The main symptom of this type of tetany is muscle contractions. They can cause great pain and severely limit us in our daily lives. They usually start in the arms and spread to the rest of the body, such as the chest, face and legs. Contraction of the muscles around the mouth, otherwise known as carp mouth, is also a common symptom.
Among the common problems are visual disturbances – double vision and photophobia. Other symptoms can include heart palpitations, numbness (especially of the fingers), you may have frequent migraines, headaches or chest pains, also difficulty breathing. Common ones include problems with concentration or insomnia. In latent tetany, mental and neuromuscular symptoms can be distinguished. Mental ones include, for example, difficulty concentrating.