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What is the cause of hypercalcemia?

What is the cause of hypercalcemia?

Causes of Hypercal: Causes are divided into outpatients and in patients. In Outpatients the most common cause is Hyperparathyroidism. In inpatients, the most common cause is metastatic cancer to the bones. There are other causes such as medication, vitamin d overdose, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles A Bryant
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High Calcium Levels In Blood (Definition)

Defining a high level depends on the normal range of the laboratory measuring the calcium level. There is variability. Commonly a high value is greater than 10.5 mg/dl. However some patients may have fluctuating values ...Read more


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Can hypercalcemia be treated from diet alone?

Can hypercalcemia be treated from diet alone?

Hypercalcemia: Hypercalcemia is generally due to an underlying disease and very arely related to diet make sure underlying causes are excluded by proper work up. ...Read more

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Can you get hypercalcemia through your diet alone?

Can you get hypercalcemia through your diet alone?

Too much dairy: A condition called 'milk alkali syndrome' results from excessive intake of milk over long periods of time. This leads to high blood calcium, leading to deposits of calcium in the body including the kidneys. The same type of problem can occur in people taking too much calcium-carbonate antacids, or too much calcium and vitamin d supplements (moderate amounts are intended for bone health). ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hypercalcemia through your diet?

Is it possible to get hypercalcemia through your diet?

Rarely, if ever: Normally the body absorbs calcium slowly so a very short period of mild hypercalcemia after a meal with a lot of calcium is possible. The normal level of calcium is based on fasting blood so a little increase after a meal is not abnormal. However, if you take in a lot of high calcium foods and take in calcium containing antacids you can get very high calcium levels in the blood which are dangerou. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of the condition hypercalcemia?

What are the health risks of the condition  hypercalcemia?

High calcium risks: Hypercalcemia (h) can lead to: excessive thirst, excessive urination, nausea, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, constipation, vomiting, bone pain, fractures, mental confusion, kidney stones, stomach ulcers. There are no benign causes of h. See a physician for a diagnosis and a treatment plan if you have h. Height loss bowed shoulders curvature of the spine. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to reverse hypercalcemia without surgery?

Is there anyway to reverse hypercalcemia without surgery?

Yes: If the cause of hypercalcemia is hyperparathyroidism you will better off having the hyperfunctioning parathyroid removed if symptomatic and other causes and malig symptomaticuse of pamidronate and Furosemide may treat the elevation while the cause is treated. High salt diet and lots of fluids in patients who can be observed and monitored with regular bone scan. ...Read more

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Help please! could diabetic militus caused hypercalcemia?

Help please! could diabetic militus caused hypercalcemia?

Calcium and diabetes: Diabetes does not cause hypercalcemia (h). The most common causes of h are hyperparathyroidism and malignancy. For a more detailed and complete list of the causes of h go to this link: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2003/0501/p1959.Html. ...Read more

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How do hypercalcemia and hypercalcemia of malignancy differ?

How do hypercalcemia and hypercalcemia of malignancy differ?

Definition: Hypercalcemia refers to high calcium levels in the blood. It can occur from multiple reasons including increased intake, medications like hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) parathyroid hormone excess, cancers. When it happens from cancers, it is called "hypercalcemia of malignancy". ...Read more

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Can hypercalcemia and hyperglycemia be found on the same test?

Can hypercalcemia and hyperglycemia be found on the same test?

Yes: Have your physician order a complete metabolic profile blood test to obtain both blood glucose and calcium level as well as many other valuable analyses. The test should be performed after a 10 - 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypercalcemia and hypercalcemia of malignancy?

What is the difference between hypercalcemia and hypercalcemia of malignancy?

One due to cancer: Hypercalcemia (elevated calcium level) can have many causes - most commonly parathyroid hormone excess. Hypercalcemia of malignancy is due to a cancer eating away at bone and releasing calcium into the bloodstream, or generating a hormone (pthrp) that does the same thing. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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At 41 yes old what can I expect in living with hyperparathyroidism or hypercalcemia?

At 41 yes old what can I expect in living with hyperparathyroidism or hypercalcemia?

Expectations: You can expect to live a healthy and happy life once your diagnosis is thoroughly diagnosed and properly treated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pcos and hypercalcemia?

What are the symptoms of pcos and hypercalcemia?

Odd question: These two conditions are not related in any way that I can see. PCOS is a complex syndrome with irregular menses, abdomen obesity, insulin resistance, hirsutism, excess androgens. Hypercalcemia is often asymptomatic, but there can be kidney stones, osteopenia, bone pain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can calcium pyruvate lead to hypercalcemia?

Can calcium pyruvate lead to hypercalcemia?

No: Any calcium product taken in large amounts can increase calcium levels in susceptible people. Pyruvate is the major component of calcium pyruvate. Large amounts of the supplement is likely to cause nausea instead of high calcium. ...Read more

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How hypercalcemia depress nerve excitability?

How hypercalcemia depress nerve excitability?

Na channel block: Ca blocks sodium channels and inhibits depolarization of neuromuscular fibers, increased calcium elevates the threshold for depolarization. ...Read more

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What causes hypercalcemia in a diabetic patient?

What causes hypercalcemia in a diabetic patient?

Nothing directly: That would be a separate problem and can be caused by many things - hyperparathyroidism being the most common. Others include the use of thiazides (a type of water pill), sarcoidosis, excess vitamin d intake and certain cancers. ...Read more

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How hypercalcemia can lead to acute pancreatitis?

How hypercalcemia can lead to acute pancreatitis?

Enzyme activation: Hypercalcemia appears to cause pancreatitis through two mechanisms. These are: 1. Decreased secretion of digestive enzymes into the gut so that they accumulate in the pancreatic cells. 2. Increased activation of these enzymes within the cells where they start digesting the pancreas. Alcohol intake, gallstones, obesity and high triglycerides can all make acute pancreatitis more likely. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypercalcemia in someone using milk of magnesium?

What are the causes of hypercalcemia in someone using milk of magnesium?

Many: None related to the mom. Have your doctor repeat the lab first, and if persistent have him/her check the most likely of the over 40 causes of persistent hypercalcemia. ...Read more

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For hypercalcemia I have read that one should increase rather than decrease calcium. A little insight please?

For hypercalcemia I have read that one should increase rather than decrease calcium. A little insight please?

High Calcium Levels: The most important part of your question is the word "hypercalcemia". You need to go to a physician to find out the cause of your high levels of calcium (hc). You need to be investigated for hyperparathyroidism and need to have metastatic cancers of the bone and breast, among others, ruled out. Patients with hyperthyroidism can have hc as well. Thiazides can also cause hc. See a doctor. ...Read more

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