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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Eating Too Much Calcium

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Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Don't overtake Ned's: While calcium is frequently beneficial, it like all meds, need to be taken according to necessity and proper dosing. Too much of anything is bad. ...Read more

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How can I get more calcium without drinking/eating too much diary products?

How can I get more calcium without drinking/eating too much diary products?

Calcium: Calcium is everywhere. You can very easily wikipedia or google this...But you get calcium in meat products and elsewhere. You do not necessarily need dairy only. ...Read more

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Eating too much Tums (calcium carbonate) does what?

Eating too much Tums (calcium carbonate) does what?

Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose: Can lead to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, decreased appetite, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, delirium, coma, depression, involuntary muscle twitching & cardiac arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What is the danger of high calcium?

Multiple causes: High calcium in blood is a marker of something metabolically wrong. It can be anything from dehydration, to parathyroid disorder or some cancers. Therefore persistent hypercalcemia must be thoroughly investigated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is it very dangerous to have a high (10.4) calcium level?

Is it very dangerous to have a high (10.4) calcium level?

Maybe: Have your doctor evaluate it.
Your doctor should do tests to see what causes the calcium to be high? This may be something dangerous (cancer) but most commonly not (usually pth)
second: very high calcium around 12 or more true emergency because the heart can become irritable.
Third, if not severely high and not caused by something serious still causes bone problems over time, or kidney stones. ...Read more

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What causes calcium buildup in ovaries and is it dangerous?

What causes calcium buildup in ovaries and is it dangerous?

Not normal: There should not be calcium in or on the ovaries. Have you had an ultrasound? There are conditions of the ovaries (dermoid cysts) that do contain calcium, but these types of cysts need to be treated with surgery. ...Read more

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My pth level161 low vitatamin d high calcium and diabetes how danger is?

My pth level161 low vitatamin d high calcium and diabetes how danger is?

Primary hyperparathy: If you have a high calcium and high PTH level, you most likely have primary hyperparathyroidism.This is a relatively common condition, especially in women after menopause. It has nothing to do with your diabetes. In your age group, this would be treated by removing the abnormal parathyroid (likely 1 of 4 parathyroid glands is abnormal). Without treatment it can lead to kidney stones and bone loss. ...Read more

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My calcium gummie supplements expired on jan 2013. Is it dangerous to take them now?

My calcium gummie supplements expired on jan 2013. Is it dangerous to take them now?

No: Contrary to popular opinion, most supplements to not go bad at the stroke of midnight on the day they expire.
With medications you may get decreased efficacy, and reduced potency in supplements is possible, but they do not turn into poison. ...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 have headaches caused by calcium buildup in my head. What can be done for this and is it dangerous?

I have headaches caused by calcium buildup in my head. What can be done for this and is it dangerous?

What?: If you actually have been given that diagnosis, confirmed by more than 1 specialist, then you should be getting routine management and complete explanation from those doctors.
If this is atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease, then the deposits are of the cholesterol type, and can be treated. ...Read more

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How dangerous is calcium build up in the ear?

How dangerous is calcium build up in the ear?

Probably not at all: "calcium" in the ear takes two main forms: scarring in the tympanic membrane from old infections and injuries, and bony growths in the ear canal called exostoses that are usually caused by swimming in cold water. Neither generally requires any treatment. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have high prolactin levels caused by risperdal? I know it causes low bone density. Can my bones crack? Will taking calcium help this problem? If yes how much calcium? Thank you

Is it dangerous to have high prolactin levels caused by risperdal? I know it causes low bone density. Can my bones crack? Will taking calcium help this problem? If yes how much calcium? Thank you

Mostly yes.: There is a connection between high Prolactin levels and Osteoporosis, or low bone density which puts one at risk for fractures. Calcium can help protect your bones but first, stop the Risperdal if possible. Calcium replacement is therapeutic at 1500 mg. Daily, or depending on your Calcium level. Vit D levels should also be done and Vit. D replacement is done accordingly. ...Read more

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Nigella sativa, fenspiride hydrochloride, calcium hydrogenophospate, hipromeloze, macrogol, magnesium stearate are any of these dangerous with alchool?

Nigella sativa, fenspiride hydrochloride, calcium hydrogenophospate, hipromeloze, macrogol, magnesium stearate are any of these dangerous with alchool?

Less is best: If you have tuberculosis as a current condition, you probably should be refraining from drinking alcohol, or taking anything with alcohol. The most important thing is to build up your immune system, so that it is stronger, and that you eat have a nutritious diet, and also get plenty of rest. Less is more. Taking too many things together with alcohol is not advised even if you are feeling well. ...Read more

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Tingling lips and no thyroid....Is my calcium too low? What are the dangers of super low calcium?

Tingling lips and no thyroid....Is my calcium too low? What are the dangers of super low calcium?

Low calcium: Tingling or hypoesthesia of the fingers, nose, toes, and or lips is a sign of low calcium. This can also be accompanied by leg and loot cramps, especially at night. This can be temporary 10-30% of the time after total thyroidectomy and permanent 1-3% of the time. Can be treated with calcium, rocaltrol, (calcitriol) and or rarely Natpara. You should have labs drawn that examines calcium and related levels. ...Read more

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How dangerous is hyperparathyroidism? I have high levels of pth and calcium along with a multitude of symptoms. I am scheduled for a scan in 2 weeks and have an appointment with an endocrine surgeon in 34 days. I am struggling through my workday and have

How dangerous is hyperparathyroidism? I have high levels of pth and calcium along with a multitude of symptoms. I am scheduled for a scan in 2 weeks and have an appointment with an endocrine surgeon in 34 days. I am struggling through my workday and have

A spectrum: Hyperparathyroidism comes in a spectrum of severity. In general, I am less concerned with the parathyroid hormone level and more concerned with the calcium level. The higher the calcium level goes, the higher the risk of heart rhythym abnormalities. If your level is under 12, it is unlikely that you will have a serious problem. But if you feel miserable, you should call your surgeon! ...Read more

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Can the tingling sensation/ like a shock be dangerous? In hands/ feet? I have anxiety meds. My calcium level is a 7 and low. Working with dr to fix

Can the tingling sensation/ like a shock be dangerous? In hands/ feet? I have anxiety meds. My calcium level is a 7 and low. Working with dr to fix

Watch heart!: Low calcium can affect electical conduction in muscle and nerves. That is probably causing your symptoms. Taking meds to help anxiety will help your anxiety symptoms too. Talk to your doctor about low dose celexa (citalopram). ...Read more

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How dangerous is floating calcium deposits in the breast/ I have recently been told I have non fluid cysts in my breast with floating calcium deposits is this a sign of cancer?

How dangerous is floating calcium deposits in the breast/ I have recently been told I have non fluid cysts in my breast with floating calcium deposits is this a sign of cancer?

Sound benign: Some women have more sense breasts than others. This can be associated with dobro cystic changes that result in cysts and densities that grow and change with hormonal variations, both monthly as well as throughout aging. As women age these sense breasts develop calcifications that increase in number but appear benign on mammograms. Some calcifications look malignant and need to b evaluated more. ...Read more

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What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

Active vitamin D: Hi. Calcitriol is the active hormone form of vitamin D. If you are vitamin D deficient, it will make up the loss. However, if your kidneys work and you have normal PTH function, you will make your own calcitriol by just taking over the counter vitamin D and letting your own body make the calcitriol. I've seen your case on here. Isn't your doctor explaining ANYTHING to you? They owe you explanation ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have low potassium and high calcium?

Is it dangerous to have low potassium and high calcium?

Low potassium: Low potassium (l) can be a problem and can cause symptoms of muscle cramps and weakness and it can also cause irregular heart rhythms. L can also be due to magnesium deficiency hypercalcemia (h) can also be a serious problem. There are no benign causes of h.It can be caused by hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, sarcodosis, among others. See a doctor to find out the cause of l and h. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of eating too much honey at one time? Does honey give you a huge sugar high?

What are the dangers of eating too much honey at one time? Does honey give you a huge sugar high?

Too much is too bad: Small quantities good for you. Too much of a good thing applies to honey. There is a lot of fructose in honey, so eating too much could lead to weight gain, allergies, acne, diabetes, pancreatic cancer. And honey is slightly acidic, so if you chow down on it regularly, it could erode tooth enamel. The sweetness of honey and sugar is about the same. So the recommended serving size is too. ...Read more

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Hi dr is eating too much salt dangerous?

Yes: It can increase your blood pressure, and therefore increase your risk of heart attacks, stroke ...Read more

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What is more dangerous overeating or undereating?

What is more dangerous overeating or undereating?

IN THE SHORT RUN,: Undereating. In the long run, over eating. Both are bad for you either way. ...Read more

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Is overeating dangerous, even if it happens only once in awhile? I'm Not overeating daily, but rarely! No family related heart desiases or diabetes.

Is overeating dangerous, even if it happens only once in awhile? I'm Not overeating daily, but rarely! No family related heart desiases or diabetes.

Moderation: Funny you ask this just after Thanksgiving here in the USA. Hey, we all overindulge every now and then, especially around the holidays. I like to use an old nutrition wisdom that I learned years ago, which is the 90/10 rule. If 90% of your diet is good, don't worry so much about the other 10%. This is life in moderation! ...Read more