Ask the Nurse

What happens when your calicum is too high? How do you bring the numbers down?

Elevated calcium can cause the following:

  • Confusion
  • Kidney stones
  • Calcifications
  • Kidney problems

The following steps can help lower your calcium:

  • Avoiding excessive calcium supplements
  • Getting evaluated for primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Getting evaluated for malignancy
  • Getting evaluated for medication side effects

However, you will need a medical evaluation as to the cause of the high calcium. It is important to bring your prior calcium level results to your physician at this medical evaluation.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

December 12, 2013 at 12:05pm