What electrolyte imbalance would be assessed by the nurse?
A client with hypoparathyroidism complains of numbness and tingling in his fingers and around the mouth. A. Hyponatremia B. Hypocalcemia C. Hyperkalemia D. Hypermagnesemia
Hypocalcemia Hypoparathyroidism can cause low serum calcium levels. Numbness and tingling in extremities and in the circumoral area around the mouth are the hallmark signs of hypocalcemia. Normal calcium level is 9 to 11 mg/dl.