Question about High Blood Calcium - To Ty

Q:

Just got a call from my doctor’s office telling me that my calcium level is out of whack. She sent me for a parathyroid test? What can this mean? I am very shaken by this and will get no answers until next week when I go to my Dr. I have recently lost 25 pounds, because I wanted too and my diet has changed. Eating lots of fruits, vegetables, chicken, some cheeses and some bread. I am eating a lot healthier than I used to. I am looking for some answers.

A:

One of the most common causes of high blood calcium is Hyperparathyroidism, that’s why your doctor asks for the parathyroid test. Hyperparathyroidism is an increase in parathyroid gland function, this condition is usually caused by a benign tumor of the parathyroid gland.

There are other causes of high blood calcium, including Hyperthyroidism, and cancer. Both of them may cause weight loss.

There’re effective treatments for most of the diseases nowadays, even for cancer. So don’t worry too much, and wait for the lab test result.

 

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