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Question by  JacobH (25)

What does it mean to have high calcium in the blood?

I don't know if I should be concerned.


Answer by  kyanne (18)

Having too much calcium in the blood is called Hypercalcemia. Calcium is needed in bone formation, muscle contraction, release of hormones, and making sure your nerves and brain are working well. Too much calcium will mess up these processes. If you are experiencing the symptoms of hypercalcemia such as excessive thirst, frequent urination and abdominal pain, see your doctor immediately.


Answer by  JJP (360)

Hypercalcemia which just means high calcium levels can cause problems with bone formation, nerve and brain function and other body fuctions that calcium aids in. I would talk with your doctor about this on ways to lower your calcium level in your blood.


Answer by  Ken99 (281)

you're ingesting to much calcium, be this from food, milk, or vitamin. Since calcium helps control how your heart beats, it can be life threatening.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Calcium is one of the most tightly regulated substances in the blood. It is used for normal muscle and nerve function and a much too high level would lead to many obvious motor problems. A slightly elevated level can easily be compensated for in the body and shouldn't worry you.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

High calcium or hypercalcemia is not normal and should be investigated. Hormonal problems and tumours can cause this problem. It causes body pain, kidney stones and psychological problems.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

High calcium in the blood may be due to abnormal function of parathyroid glands. Other causes are such as high intake of vitamin D, excessive intake of antacids, certain drugs that are prescribed for high blood pressure. Kidney malfunction is another common cause. This condition should not be ignored.

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