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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

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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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 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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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