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Jamesburg, New Jersey
A 36-year-old female asked:

Doc said i have high caluim levels.i get really hungry and flu like,thristy. is that a sign of hyperthyroidism. sugar levels are ok and so is cholest?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Not hyperthyroidism: A high calcium level can be a sign of hyperparathyroidism, not hyperthyroidism. The parathyroid is a small group of glands located next to your thyroid, but has nothing to do with your thyroid. Typical symptoms of hyperthyroidism are weight loss, tremulousness, fast heart rate, heat intolerance, muscle weakness, trouble sleeping, light periods, increased bowel movements.
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Hyperparathyroidism can affect the kidneys in several ways, on of which is to impair the ability to concentrate urine. This can result in increased urination and increased thirst.
Jun 11, 2015
Last updated Jun 11, 2015


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