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Can dietary problems cause hypercalcemia?

Vitamin D deficiency can cause hypercalcemia, since it causes blood calcium levels to drop. When calcium levels drop in this manner, your parathyroid glands produce more parathyroid hormone, and your body takes calcium from your bones. Long term vitamin D deficiency can lead to hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia.

Long-term use of excessive vitamin D or calcium supplements can also raise cause hypercalcemia.

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