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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
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
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
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
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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