What are the Symptoms?

Common symptoms include:

  • Extreme tiredness, fatigue and weakness
  • Muscle cramps (tetany), and hand cramps called carpopedal spasm, in which your hands can cramp up in the shape of a claw.
  • Salt cravings for salty foods like crisps, pickles, olives, and chips.
  • Chronic dermatitis (itchy skin and eczema)
  • Excessive thirst- needing to drink lots
  • Excessive urination- needing to pee lots
  • Heart palpations- feeling your heart beating fast in your chest.
  • Gastrointestinal slowing- (Ileus), constipation.
  • Numbness and tingling in your hands, arms and legs or feet.
  • Paralysis and muscle twitching.
  • Joint pain sometimes caused by Chondrocalcinosis, which is when calcium crystals build up in the cartilage in your joints.