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How To Reduce Calcium Levels In Blood
High Calcium level: You need to see a doctor, endocrinologist (e), to find out what is causing your calcium (c) to be high. Unfortunately, the causes of high c are not good. You may have vit. D intoxication, hyperparathyroidism or hyperthryodism, sarcoidosis, or a bone tumor, among other causes. Good to a e and get the answer to your question. A high blood level of c is no joking matter. Good luck. ...Read more
My doctor was not concerned about my higher levels of blood calcium serum, hematocrit, or red blood cell count or RBC should I try and reduce these?
Numbers: If you could tell us what were the numbers that would be helpful. ...Read more
Can a very slight increase in calcium levels in blood work indicate cancer? I do have athyroid goiter with normal TSH & a mass in neck of my r femur.
Seek other cause: The slightly elevated calcium will be worth repeating, but it will not make or break the cancer workup. It'll be your physician's decision whether or not to biopsy the mass in the femur, simply wait, or do more imaging. I trust your "amyloid goiter" is not really a medullary carcinoma with coexisting parathyroid disease (multiple endocrine neoplasia ii). ...Read more
What was the level?: Blood calcium is present in two forms, ionized and bound to albumin. Ionized calcium is the physiologically active form. Low levels of Albumin will result in low total calcium without any effect on the physiology. It would require knowing the actual calcium level and serum Albumin level to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more
The calcium level in my blood is 10.2 mg/dl whereas the normal value is 8.1 to 9.5 mg/dl so is there any problem ?
Can you tell me if throughout a stressful interval, the calcium levels in the blood are increased due to actions of two an?
Actions of: actions of two an? please complete the question. ...Read more
I barely get 400 - 500 mg of calcium a day. Why would my calcium levels stay at consistent blood level of 9.5? Does this seem odd? Or is this normal?
Perfectly normal: The blood calcium level is regulated within a very close range -- if it weren't, your heart would stop. The body keeps stores in your bones. If you have little in your diet, you simply absorb it better from your gut. It's not wise long-term -- there are plenty of folks with "aches and pain", "fibromyalgia" and so forth whose only real pathology is calcium-depleted bones. Ask a dietician? ...Read more
A low calcium level may cause many problems and if your doctor has ordered the test and found a low calcium she/he should have taken care of the low calcium
What other conditions do you have?
Let me know and I should be able to help you. Your doctor must have done tests more than just calcium. ...Read more
Not normal: Hi. Unless you have severe kidney disease from your diabetes, your calcium of 11.0 has NOTHING to do with your diabetes. That's a high calcium and likely to be symptomatic. The first thing to do is repeat it with an ionized calcium and PTH. If reproducible and PTH is high, get 24-hour urine calcium. Better see an endocrinologist. If PTH is suppressed, need further work up (calcitriol, SPEP, PTHrP) ...Read more
Hyperparathyroid: If your PTH and calcium are high, you may have an overactive parathyroid gland, and diet/exercise (although good for you in general) will not reverse this. If you are vit d deficient, that will raise your pth, but usually ca is normal. There are other conditions to be checked. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more
I have diabetes and I have a calcium level and my blood of 11. Is that serious has anybody ever had that?
High calcium can:
be a sign of serious problem, but not uncommon
NEEDS evaluation by MD, often endocrinologist ...Read more
I had some blood tests done and they came back saying that i had high calcium levels in my blood. What does that mean?
Blood calcium levels: I suppose you meal that your calcium (c) was high. Everyone has c in their blood. If you have a high or low c level, see an endocrinologist to see if you have any problem with your parathyroid glands. I also suggest that you speak to the physician who ordered the blood test that you are speaking about to see if there is a problem that you have to deal with. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi there. I got a call from my g.P to have bloods retaken. My calcium level is extremely high. What does this indicate?
4 mnth baby has blood tests results showing a slight elevation in his ft4 levels and his calcium. Is this serious or related?
Calcium serum level is 10.3 32 yr male all other blood work normal what does this mean as results said that was high for my age?
High CA: It means you need to discuss with your Dr. and get some more tests. ...Read more
If my calcium level (blood work) has been from 9.5-10 for the last year, but two weeks ago it was 10.3 should i be worried? im 30 years old.
Relax: This varies some in health. 10.3 is often the upper limit of normal, so get checked yearly. If you're a little dry / thirsty, it'll go up some; if you've been sick and your albumin is a bit down, it'll go down. And it varies some just with what you may have eaten recently. Best wishes. ...Read more
If one is D3 deficient in presence of mildly elevated calcium less than 10.4, can D3 reduce blood calcium values? What other nutrients can help?
Vitamin D: A calcium of 10.4 or around that is a higher level. If one supplements with D3, or cholecalciferol, this can actually elevate your calcium levels. There are multiple players within this axis including, the parathyroid hormone, calcium , phosphorous, albumin and Vitamin D. Please see your doctor where you can have a full work-up and avoid supplements until doing so. ...Read more
My husband had a blood test to cheeck calcium levels 6 months ago it was low and told to use caltrate plus now dr said to stop cause it's to high why?
Get a consult: You don't treat a lab value. Reference ranges are set so that a few % of healthies fall outside. A true low serum calcium in an adult who appears healthy is uncommon (calculate ionized calcium, which is what matters, based on albumin), and possible hypoparathyroidism or renal calcium wasting should be worked up. I trust vitamin d levels have been checked. Endocrinology consult is in order. ...Read more