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Should I be worried about hypercalcemia?

If you suffer from cancer, or from a disability that leaves you partially or entirely immobilized, hypercalcemia may be a cause for worry. If you take calcium supplements, especially if your diet already contains plenty of calcium, you may want to speak to your doctor about the possibility of hypercalcemia. Excessive supplement use over time can lead to hypercalcemia. If you are diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism, you may also have developed hypercalcemia. If your hypercalcemia is severe, you may need to be hospitalized. If it is mild, your doctor may recommend delaying treatment.

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