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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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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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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