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  • noun An abnormally high concentration of calcium in the blood.

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  • noun medicine The presence of an unusually high concentration of calcium in the blood

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  • noun the presence of abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; usually the result of excessive bone resorption in hyperparathyroidism or Paget's disease

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Examples

  • Besides developing a distaste for dairy, many people also had nausea, vomiting, confusion, kidney problems, and even kidney failure — all signs of harmful levels of calcium in their blood (called hypercalcemia).

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  • This is a condition called hypercalcemia, and causes muscle weakness, fatigue and depression, among other things usually kidney stones and inflammation of the pancreas.

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  • This is a condition called hypercalcemia, and causes muscle weakness, fatigue and depression, among other things usually kidney stones and inflammation of the pancreas.

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  • Vitamin D excess can cause health problems such as hypercalcemia, vomiting, thirst and tissue damage.

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  • Vitamin D excess can cause health problems such as hypercalcemia, vomiting, thirst and tissue damage.

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  • The Sippy treatment got lost to medical history and by 1985 milk-alkali syndrome was seen in fewer than 1% of cases of hypercalcemia.

    Milk-Alkali Syndrome

  • And the calcium levels in the blood went too high, or hypercalcemia.

    Milk-Alkali Syndrome

  • Suddenly as many as 12% of cases of people with these related problems had hypercalcemia.

    Milk-Alkali Syndrome

  • The syndrome is now the third most common cause of high blood calcium levels, say researchers, accounting for between 8 percent and 38 percent of all hospital admissions due to hypercalcemia in the United States.

    Moderation in all things—including calcium supplements

  • And unless you happen to have existing problems that can be made worse by excess calcium, hypercalcemia or milk-alkali syndrome are not high priority worries.

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