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Can hypercalcemia be prevented?

Because hypercalcemia often occurs as the result of hyperparathyroidism, cancer, or rare disorders like Paget's disease, it can be difficult to prevent. If you are immobilized, taking certain prescription drugs like lithium, or suffering from cancer, your doctor can help you prevent hypercalcemia. You can prevent the mild hypercalcemia that occurs as a result of dehydration by drinking plenty of water. Consult your doctor before using calcium supplements, since excessive supplementation can raise blood calcium levels.

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