ICD-10 Disease: E58 Dietary calcium deficiency

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10)

Translations

Language
Translation
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Dietary calcium deficiency
Flag for French language  French
Carence alimentaire en calcium
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Алиментарная недостаточность кальция

Hierarchical position

Level
Code
Title
1
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
2
Other nutritional deficiencies
3
E58
Dietary calcium deficiency

Indicated medicines

Active Ingredient
Description

Calcium plays a vital role in the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of organisms and of the cell, particularly in signal transduction pathways. The skeleton acts as a major mineral storage site for the element and releases Ca2+ ions into the bloodstream under controlled conditions. Circulating calcium is either in the free, ionized form or bound to blood proteins such as serum albumin. Although calcium flow to and from the bone is neutral, about 5 mmol is turned over a day. Bone serves as an important storage point for calcium, as it contains 99% of the total body calcium.

Calcium carbonate releases, in a pH-dependent manner, calcium ions in the stomach. Calcium carbonate is widely used as antacid and extensively used as a dietary supplement.