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Have high calcium in the blood, osteoporosis and poor parathyroid lab tests. Suggest?

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high calcium in the blood, osteoporosis and parathyroid lab tests are poor. can large amounts of ethol. be the problem.
Posted Tue, 27 Aug 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 46 minutes later
Dear patient,

Large amounts of alcohol presdispose to osteoporosis, but hypercalcemia in the setting of abnormal parathyroid tests is suggestive of hyperparathyroidism, which can be primary or secondary. Unlikely to be directly caused by alcohol. An endocrinologist would be best qualified to guide further tests and determine the specific cause.

Best regards,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
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