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Symptoms of Hypercalcaemia
The following features are indicative of Hypercalcaemia:
It is possible that Hypercalcaemia shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Hypercalcaemia
The following are the most common causes of Hypercalcaemia:
taking too much of calcium and vitamin D supplements
overactive parathyroid glands
familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia
Other Causes of Hypercalcaemia
The following are the less common causes of Hypercalcaemia:
certain drugs such as lithium
Risk Factors for Hypercalcaemia
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hypercalcaemia:
age older than 50 years
Prevention of Hypercalcaemia
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hypercalcaemia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
drink plenty of fluids
decrease calcium intake by eating fewer dairy products and other high-calcium foods
raise salt intake
walk and maintain bone density
Occurrence of Hypercalcaemia
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Hypercalcaemia cases seen each year worldwide:
Common between 1 - 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Hypercalcaemia can occur at any age.
Hypercalcaemia can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hypercalcaemia
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hypercalcaemia:
Blood tests: To view the high level of blood calcium and detect the parathyroid hormone level
Electrocardiography (ECG): To diagnose the abnormal heart rhythms
Doctor for Diagnosis of Hypercalcaemia
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Hypercalcaemia:
Complications of Hypercalcaemia if untreated
Yes, Hypercalcaemia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hypercalcaemia is left untreated:
abnormal heart rhythm
Procedures for Treatment of Hypercalcaemia
The following procedures are used to treat Hypercalcaemia:
Surgery: To eliminate the tissue that's causing the problem
Self-care for Hypercalcaemia
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Hypercalcaemia:
Drink plenty of fluids: Helps in preventing kidney stones from forming and dehydration
Decrease calcium intake: Eat fewer dairy products and other high-calcium foods, helps in preventing hypercalcemia
Patient Support for Treatment of Hypercalcaemia
The following actions may help Hypercalcaemia patients:
Palliative care: Talk with health care provider about any symptoms or side effects of the disease, provides relief from the condition
Time for Treatment of Hypercalcaemia
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Hypercalcaemia to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 3 - 6 months
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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