A 37-year-old female asked:
Can calcium level of 10.8 be caused by taking 500mg of calcium supplement several days a week?the only other calcium i get is in 16oz almond milk/day.
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Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 17 years experience
Unlikely: The differential for high calcium, or hypercalcemia, includes problems with the parathyroid glands, cancer, sarcoid, or ingestion. The most common is from a parathyroid adenoma. The parathyroid glands increase calcium levels by secreting parathyroid hormone (pth). If you have an adenoma, you have autonomous PTH secretion, and thus hypercalcemia.
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