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Body Producing Too Much Calcium
Yes.: In some instances, a person may produce too many red blood cells. An example of a disease like this is polycythema vera. This is an abnormal bone marrow condition (a myeloproliferative disorder) in which the patient's bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. Another reason for the bone marrow to make excess red blood cells is chronic hypoxia (low oxygen) in association with COPD or apnea. ...Read more
Effects : We all need some sodium/potassium as part of a healthy diet. Excess salt though has been associated with high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Potassium may need to be limited in advanced kidney disease as well. Here is a more comprehensive article to help you: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on which hormone we are discussing. Effects ranging from gigantism/dwarfism, to inability to get pregnant are possibilities. So, it is difficult to say without knowing specifically which hormone we are concerned with. The six hormones produced by the pituitary are: fsh, LH (control sex hormones), gh (growth), TSH (thyroid), acth (adrenal), and prolactin (milk). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain how parathyroid hormone injections make bones stronger when too much parathyroid hormone made by the body weakens bones?
Good question!: Parathyroid hormone (pth_ causes two main effects - a decrease in phosphorous in the blood, and an increase in calcium. If a body makes too much PTH (constant, high levels) it will leach the calcium from the bones to keep the blood levels up. Injections, however, are intermittent, lower concentrations that can stimulate bone strengthening by absorbing the calcium in the bood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: High potassium can lead to numerous problems and could be very dangerous and life threatening. Potassium level in the body is very tightly regulated. Intake of extra dietary potassium may be excreted by the kidneys if healthy however intake of extra potassium without doctor's orders is not recommended. ...Read more
Possible: You would have to take massive amounts of calcium to cause this because you can not absorb much more than 500mg at a time. The rest would be passed out in your stool. However, some calcium supplements have lead contamination which can cause kidney problems and thus fluid retention. Be sure that any supplement that you take is independently tested for contaminants (most are not.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Lubrication is the female equivalent of male erection, so it would be similar to asking how to have less of an erection. Short of medications which may interfere with or impair sexual function, unnatural stress, or menopause, there is not much to reduce lubrication. I am guessing this is normal and not recent with symptoms of a vaginal infection. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the vitamin, mineral, age and sex of the individual. Different needs at different stages of growth and life.. Some minerals and vitamins can be toxic-not just fat soluble vitamins like a and d, but also e.g. B6 (water soluble) which can cause nerve damage in excess (or deficiency). ...Read more
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