TY - CHAP A1 - Fong-Fu Chou A2 - Jin-Bor Chen ED1 - Gyula Mózsik ED2 - Gonzalo Díaz-Soto Y1 - 2021-06-30 PY - 2021 T1 - Severe Hypocalcemia after Total Parathyroidectomy Plus Autotransplantation for Secondary Hyperthyroidism-Risk Factors and a Clinical Algorithm N2 - Metals, inorganic compounds, and their elements act as cofactors for enzymes that play an essential role in various human biological processes. These mineral nutrients come from the soil and enter the human body through the food chain via plants. A regulated diet with all necessary constituents consumed in an appropriate way maintains cell homeostasis and keeps the body under a physiological state essential for cellular demands. This book deals with problems of mineral deficiencies, which can arise due to decreased consumption of certain foods, malabsorption syndrome, bleeding disorders, a diet with insufficient nutritional content, and so on. BT - Mineral Deficiencies SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.92976 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.92976 SN - 978-1-83881-085-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-28 ER -