High blood calcium problems

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Avatar f tn It depends. High blood pressure can have many etiologies. The reason for the high blood pressure must be determined. Unfortunately, in modern medicine, physicians jump to prescribe a pill. A certain percentage of patients (as many as ten percent) can solve their blood pressure problems by a D3 supplement and adding calcium to their diet. Those test results came from a study involving a thousand patients from a company seeking a new drug application for calcium channel blockers.
Avatar n tn Google Dr.Howard. I think he's in FL. He runs a clinin and I think that's all he does. See's like 3500 a year and takes out the PTH tumor. I just read his page because I am wondering about this as well. He has a REALLY REALLY good web page. I think's it's endocrineweb.com. He says that high urine calcium is often a diagnostic tool for this even when blood calcium is normal. Also you need to have your "ionized calcium" checked.
Avatar n tn I ask him about the PTH level being 46 with the high calcium levels. He just said that the parathyroid was not the cause of the high calcium. He said the best case scenerio would be MGUS. I guess my question is twofold. First, even though I have this monoclonal protein would it still be possible for the parathyroid to be causing the high calcium levels? Second, If it was the monoclonal protein or myeloma causing the high calcium levels wouldn't the PTH level be very low?
Avatar n tn A cysto exam Monday showed I have many blisters in the bladder. My test results on blood and urine show that my calcium level is too high, double the normal, which my doctor says indicates a parathyroid gland problem. I produce kidney stones and have passed many for years and had lithotripsy 3 times. I have an appointment with a general surgeon the 20th to check this out. What problems am I looking at, and what questions should I ask?
Avatar f tn I have high blood pressure and a brian aneurysm and a pituitary brain tumor...had a hysterectomy 22years ago and was on HRT up til recently when this tumor started to mess with my body..my question is I read the high doses of Vitamin E can help with hot flashes but there is a concern if you are on Blood pressure meds...so how much a day could I take without messing up my drugs?
Avatar n tn I have POTS and just discovered that i also have high blood calcium (11) and high calcium in my urine... After reading about hyperparathyroidism at www.parathyroid.com i felt like if I have the parathyroid tumor removed (that i am guessing i have from what the sight says) my POTS might go away???????? Mayo just did the tests on me (an endocronologist) and said that i need to come back for a nuclear scan and surgery consultation.... I am thinking about going to florida for the surgery...
Avatar f tn Really worried since my blood calcium level was high last year 10.7 and this year 10.6 dr. Wants me to see a kidney specialist since my parathyroid levels were normal....please tell me this isn't serious and that there can be a simple reason? Any ideas? Anybody experience this?
Avatar m tn I am not a doctor, however, I understand that hyperparathyroidism can result in calcium being removed from the bones. This will in turn elevate your blood calcium levels. Most people have four parathyroid glands. They are very tiny and located in the throat where the thyroid gland is located. Hyperparathyroidism can be caused by one of the parathyroid glands developing a tumor.
Avatar f tn When my systolic blood pressure goes to over 200, should I go to the hospital. I take 40 mg. of Lisinopril twice per day; Diovan 320mg - twice per day and Clonidine HCL 0.2 mg at bedtime. My Nephrologist wants me to take the Clonidine in the mornings also, but I cannot function - I am too dizzy and weak. I have had a stent placed in the artery leading to my left kidney and my pressure has gotten higher.
Avatar n tn Would recheck both in future to make sure consistent.
Avatar f tn C. Sometimes a high Calcium in the blood can mean you are excreting too much of it from your bones. - The only thing I found about high Calcium in my med. books has to do with the lungs. That's why I suggested a pulmonologist. Low Vit D levels do usually indicate a problem with the parathyroid. - My friend takes mega doses of Vit. D for a week at a time then rests about 2 months from it then takes it again.
Avatar n tn compared the effects of the two weight loss strategies in 146 overweight men and women who had obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol and arthritis as well as high blood pressure. One group of participants followed a low-carb diet and the other combined orlistat with a low-fat diet.
721523 tn?1331581802 she did the usual blood work and called to tell me that my calcium level was high and that I needed twomore blood tests. I went to the hospital to have them done. i called the office today, they said that the results should be in later today. Noone ever called to give them to me and the doc is not in clinic until Monday. I think that it is the 5K iu of D that my MS doc told me to take.
Avatar n tn why would one have a high calcium level in a blood test? Mine was 11.2. My doctor sent a note to stop taking calcium supplements - I never take any calcium supplements and I hate milk. Should I follow up on this or is it just something that happens from time to time? thank you.
Avatar f tn Is there a difference between having high calcium in the urine versus high calcium in the blood?
Avatar m tn My calcium score has been high for the past 7 years and no problems whatsoever, however, I am on medication, proper diet, exerecise, etc. and have not had any bad days since a heart attack 7 years ago. So you aren't doomed, and you are doing everythin right. Thanks for sharing, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to resdpond.
Avatar f tn High blood calcium levels indicate that you are not absorbing calcium as well as you should. The vit. D3 should help, but potassium and magnesium are also needed to absorb calcium.
2046116 tn?1330102721 Yes my blood work is fine. Haemoglobin is good, blood count is good, white blood cells good and blood pressure is normal. No cancer. I am not anaemic. There is no problem showing, but there is obviously one. I can tell you when one is going to start. I get immense pressure in my head, eyes and gums, then out of no where bleed. After bleeding, due to so much blood loss, I get a headache and really dizzy. They have no explanation. can you think of anything?
216703 tn?1277679177 Release of PTH is controlled by the level of calcium in the blood. Low blood calcium levels cause increased PTH to be released, while high blood calcium levels inhibit PTH release.You mention you have symptoms based off his site. What symptoms? might want to take a look at the court document and compare : - http://www.phillipsandcohen.com/CM/NewsSettlements/NewsSettlements516.asp hypocalcemia is the presence of low serum calcium levels in the blood, usually taken as less than 2.
Avatar m tn Vitamin D deficiency is very common with Lupus (one study showing 96% of lupus patients deficient in vitamin D) however the body will lower vitamin D when calcium is high as a protective mechanism to prevent extra calcium being absorbed from the diet. Anaemia is a frequent occurrence in SLE and causes include inflammation, renal (kidney) insufficiency, blood loss, dietary insufficiency, medications, hemolysis, infection, hypersplenism, myelofibrosis, myelodysplasia, and aplastic anaemia.
Avatar f tn Does having high Cholestrol (300) and high trig. (166) affect PTH and calcuim blood test results? If so how, does it make the results high, low or just unreliable?
Avatar n tn I have persistent high blood calcium. My PTH is normal, but higher than what it should be with high blood calcium. I have had CT scans and all looks great. It wasn't until my parathyroid scan (sestamibi scan) that "something" was found. They believe that I have a parathyroid tumor the size of a grain of rice, but they need to do a RAI uptake scan and superimpose the images to figure out precisely.
1699175 tn?1320125691 Eating or drinking too much calcium or vitamin D supplements over time can raise calcium levels in your blood above normal. Dehydration. A common cause of mild or transient hypercalcemia is dehydration, because when there is less fluid in your blood, calcium concentrations rise.
Avatar f tn If the calcium level in your blood is, as you say, very high you must see a dr. It can indicate a true problem now and, as ChitChatNine says, can lead to future probems. If you have an endocrinologists, due to the graves disease, I would see that dr. I don't know where you got your current labs done but the endo will probably order a series of blood tests. The calcium numbers need to be tracked for a bit to determine what's going on. Good luck.
Avatar m tn For the 2nd time this year, my calcium in my blood was slightly high. (10.3) normal lab upper limit is 10.2 I was in the hospital in July, and they said it was high then, but ran in later during my stay, and it was low. So I think my calcium is jumping up and down, but getting a little to high at the end. Any ideas on what could be causing this? symptons: tired, headaches, fast heart rate and high BP at times on and off.
Avatar f tn I just found out that I have high level of calcium in my blood. What does this mean? What causes it?