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- n. An abnormally high concentration of calcium in the blood.
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- n. The presence of an unusually high concentration of calcium in the blood
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- n. 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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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).
This is a condition called hypercalcemia, and causes muscle weakness, fatigue and depression, among other things usually kidney stones and inflammation of the pancreas.
Vitamin D excess can cause health problems such as hypercalcemia, vomiting, thirst and tissue damage.
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.
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.
The Sippy treatment got lost to medical history and by 1985 milk-alkali syndrome was seen in fewer than 1% of cases of hypercalcemia.
And the calcium levels in the blood went too high, or hypercalcemia.
Suddenly as many as 12% of cases of people with these related problems had hypercalcemia.
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.
While Lopid tablets are used as cholesterol reducing agents and generic Aredia injections can treat hypercalcemia, Phenargan tablets are pain relievers, the company said.