When you have chronic illness, it isn’t uncommon to have problems with electrolyte imbalances. Because of that, I’ve decided to do a series that talks about what they are, how the body uses them and things that we can do to manage our electrolytes. For the next few weeks, I will make a post on Wednesday about one of the electrolytes.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body with 99% of it being within the bones and teeth. It also helps the body maintain neuro conduction. This means that calcium is essential for normal muscle movement and for your heart to function properly. Normal lab values for calcium range from 8.5 to 10.2 mg/dL.

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