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What is the cause of high blood calcium reading?

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What would cause a high blood calcium reading?
Posted Fri, 7 Jun 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 1 hour later
Thanks for your query to this forum,

You want to know causes of high calcium level, there are many causes of Hypercalcaemia
You have 3 medical issues Diabetes type II, Hypothyroidism and surgically treated breast cancer.

Following are important and common causes of high level of calcium:
1. Hyperparathyroidism.
2. Solid tumors with metastasis (e.g. breast cancer)
3. Hypervitaminosis D (vitamin D intoxication)
4. Prolonged immobilization
5. Hyperthyroidism
6. Drugs like Thiazide, Lithium, and vitamin A in excess.

Treatment depends on cause and level of calcium and symptoms. Simply adequate hydration and increase in salt intake helps.

I presume your blood sugar and Thyroid levels are well controlled.
Hope this information is helpful to you; please let me know if you happy more concerns, I will be more than happy to help you.

With Best Regards.
Dr. Akhilesh Dubey M.D.
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