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Doctor insights on: Body Producing Too Much Calcium

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What can happen if someone has too much calcium in their body?

What can happen if someone has too much calcium in their body?

Many symptoms: Hypercalcemia is too much calcium in the blood. The main cause of hypercalcemia is overactivity in one or more of parathyroid glands in the neck near the thyroid gland. Excdssive intake of calcium and vitamin d supplements as well as rarely some types of cancer.Signs/symptoms include renal stones, bone pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, renal failure, cardiac arrhythmia, hyperthyroidism, idiopathic, etc. ...Read more

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What are the repercussions from having too much calcium in your body?

What are the repercussions from having too much calcium in your body?

Let me help: Nausea and vomiting, muscle weakness, and excessive drowsiness are some of the possible symptoms that may occur with an overdose of calcium. Symptoms of an overdose may occur if your dosage exceeds the tolerable upper intake level" (ul), which is 2500 mg (2.5 grams) daily. If you happen to take too much calcium, be sure to seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens to your body if you eat too much junk food and no calcium?

Please help! What happens to your body if you eat too much junk food and no calcium?

Calcium intake: As a female who is passing thru middle age, your bones will be impacted the most. Osteopenia will evolve then osteoporosis; new guidelines say we should not rely on calcium supplements but get our 800-1000 mg of daily calcium from food; you can do this by changing your diet: yogurt, soy milk, almond milk, lean meats, other milk, cheese; you can consult AAKP. Com Nutrition Counter for calcium mg ...Read more

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How much calcium can your body absorb at a time and how long does it take to absorb? And how many hours should there be between consumptions? Thank you

How much calcium can your body absorb at a time and how long does it take to absorb? And how many hours should there be between consumptions? Thank you

Avoid calcium: There is no reason to take calcium supplements at age 19. Higher doses are associated with increased risk of kidney stones and arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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What if the function of the calcium in the body?

Divalent Cation: Calcium is necessary to make bones and teeth, but even plants require calcium because it is the mineral that neutralizes the phosphates on Adenosine tri-phosphate, atp, the form of energy used by all living things. This means it is crucial to the contraction of muscles, including the heart. ...Read more

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What will high levels of calcium in the body mean?

What will high levels of calcium in the body mean?

Abnormal: High blood calcium is not normal. Hypercalcemia is the medical term for high blood calcium. Over 99% of all cases hypercalcemia are due to a small tumor on one of your parathyroid glands causing a disease called hyperparathyroidism. Very small percentage of high calcium due to cancer.Exxcess vitamin d intake is another cause. Further testing of parathyroid function is usually needed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Akash (22). I have calcium problem. My body not absorbing calcium. What can I do?

Akash (22). I have calcium problem. My body not absorbing calcium. What can I do?

Vitd: Have your vitamin levels check. The lack of one vitamin could cause nonabsorption of some needed minerals and other vitamins. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your body to absorb calcium into its cells from the minute you consume it?

Depends: It depends on the chemical form of calcium, the production of parathyroid hormone, vitamin D status of the body, health of stomach and intestine. Under ideal conditions calcium would get into intestinal cells in about 30 minutes. ...Read more

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How do you bring down calcium levels in the body? I was prescribed 50000iu d2 suspect it raised my calcuim. My Dr. Is not being helpful in this matter

How do you bring down calcium levels in the body? I was prescribed 50000iu d2 suspect it raised my calcuim. My Dr. Is not being helpful in this matter

What is the concern?: Suspecting that a normal and commonly used vitamin is causing a medical problem is not the same as having a real medical problem. Why are you assuming your calcium level is rising? Why do you suspect that is a medical problem? Why would you think your body could not manage extra calcium? Do you have renal disease? Bone Disease? ...Read more

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What causes calcium oxalate crystals out of your body?

What causes calcium oxalate crystals out of your body?

Depends: Many people make innumerable tiny crystals that continually pass out in the urine. If they stick together, the conglomerate becomes a kidney or ureteral stone. If it isn't too large (generally up to 5mm), it may pass with urine. If it does not, or if it is large, a procedure may be necessary. Stone formers are best served by preventing more stones by hydration +/- medication. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee lowers the calcium absorbing tendency of body?

Not in my view: But at 15 years of age your consumption of coffee is unwarranted, since caffeine is a drug, no matter how you add it up. It does contain anti-oxidants but their benefit is outweighed by caffeine. ...Read more

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Please help! What are the symptoms of deficiency of calcium in the body?

Please help! What are the symptoms of deficiency of calcium in the body?

Hypocalcemia: Check out https://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/hormonal-and-metabolic-disorders/electrolyte-balance/hypocalcemia-low-level-of-calcium-in-the-blood which states: "muscle cramps are common, and people may become confused, depressed, and forgetful and have tingling in their lips, fingers, and feet as well as stiff, achy muscles" ...Read more

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I heard that drinking milk takes out calcium out of your body is that true?

I heard that drinking milk takes out calcium out of your body is that true?

It's complicated: Also, it's controversial (surprised?). Further, each person is probably a bit different. Here's a lot of info on it. Yes, by altering the body's ph and having proteins the do draw calcium from bones it does, but it also provides some so it might be a trade-off. Best! ...Read more

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What should I do to get calcium and magnesium absorbed into the body through supplementation?

Absorption: There is no need for any aids to absorb calcium (C) if you have normal levels of 1-25 DHCC (1-25), which is the agent responsible for the intestinal transport of C into body. Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD, need some replacement of 1-25, as their diseased kidneys do not allow 1-25 to be made. Magnesium absorption is not effected by CKD. There are no drugs to improve it. ...Read more

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White stuff (calcium?) in drinkable tap water. Effect of this on my (long/short term) health? How does the body cleanse itself of this?

White stuff (calcium?) in drinkable tap water. Effect of this on my (long/short term) health? How does the body cleanse itself of this?

Ask your water dept: Sounds like you have a potential sediment problem with your water supply. I would check with the city water department or your city government offices where you live to see if they have any answers. If this is something that just began then, there may be contamination to your line. No way to tell without testing what it is so I would suggest drinking bottled water for now. ...Read more

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I've been told my body isn't absorbing Calcium so I have osteoporosis. Now my cholesterol has gone from 190 to 260 in one year. I exercise, eat right?

I've been told my body isn't absorbing Calcium so I have osteoporosis. Now my cholesterol has gone from 190 to 260 in one year. I exercise, eat right?

Deficient in D, K?: Vitamin D is needed to absorb Calcium and K needed for calcium to enter our bones. Get your D level checked- optimal is 50-80. Try Vit K2 15-45 mg/day (not mcg). High chol. May be caused by stress. It may not be a problem if you don't have vascular inflammation. See http://tinyurl. Com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl. Com/9x3n594 and http://www. Naturalnews. Com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks. Html ...Read more

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How does sodium, caffeine, and alcohol affect calcium levels in the body?

How does sodium, caffeine, and alcohol affect calcium levels in the body?

It's complicated.: Caffeine doesn't have much of an effect on it except slightly as a diuretic. Likewise, alcohol doesn't have much of an effect on it or there'd be calcium problems All The Time. sodium, however, has an exchange with calcium. If the sodium load is high, the calcium control is somewhat messed up. Some diuretics (not caffeine or alcohol though) put sodium in the urine and push calcium back in. ...Read more

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What can prolonged low ionized calcium in the blood do to one's body? How dangerous is it?

What can prolonged low ionized calcium in the blood do to one's body? How dangerous is it?

It's not good: Low calcium levels cause a lot of problems, and can eventually be extremely serious. You might notice twitching and spasms or cramps. ...Read more

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I stopped drinking milk a few years ago without compensating with more calcium rich foods. What kind of harm have I done to my body? Age 30.

I stopped drinking milk a few years ago without compensating with more calcium rich foods. What kind of harm have I done to my body? Age 30.

May not be much: You need about 500 mg day of calcium suplements and vitmain D up to 4000IU/day depending on your levels. You physician can help you with the monitoring. At your age you can still improve your bone bank of calcium with diet. ...Read more

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What do vitamin d and calcium do in the body?

What do vitamin d and calcium do in the body?

Bone health & more: Vitamin D & calcium are involved in bone health eg prevention of rickets & osteoporosis - check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/health-tip/art-20048544. The heart, muscles & nerves also need calcium to function properly - check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/calcium-supplements/art-20047097 ...Read more

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What are the functions of calcium and potassium in the human body?

What are the functions of calcium and potassium in the human body?

CA and K: Too many to describe here. Too much will kill and too little will kill. Go to wikipedia for good discussion of each. ...Read more

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If the masturbation is not harmful, want to know how can I get rid of my body weakness. How much protine and calcium is requried and what's their sources?

If the masturbation is not harmful, want to know how can I get rid of my body weakness. How much protine and calcium is requried and what's their sources?

See my comment: There ar many causes for weakness
calcium ; protein is not the answer
what's your weight/height, student?
Do you work? Any illness. At your age you should be energetic. Any drug issue?
See a doctor to find underlying cause. Be
active, think positively. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much cost/how much radiation on new CT scans would Coronary Calcium Scan be on the whole body? Could this be done with new tech X-ray and no CT?

How much cost/how much radiation on new CT scans would Coronary Calcium Scan be on the whole body? Could this be done with new tech X-ray and no CT?

Very small amount: However, a coronary calcium scan should only be done in the presence of intermediate or high risk of having coronary artery disease, Asymptomatic individuals without at least 3 risk factors for coronary artery disease (Diabetes, Hypertension, tobacco use, elevated cholesterol, Obesity, etc.) have a very high likelihood of having a falsely positive scan, thus rendering an abnormal scan unreliable. ...Read more