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What increases my risk for hypercalcemia?

People who lack a large degree of mobility, such as the handicapped or bedridden, are at an increased risk of hypercalcemia because inactivity weakens the bones, causing more calcium to leak into the blood. Those with certain bone disorders, like Paget's disease, are at an increased risk of hypercalcemia. Consuming excessive amounts of calcium, especially in supplement form, increases your risk of hypercalcemia. Using certain prescription drugs, such as lithium, increases your risk of hypercalcemia. Some diseases, like tuberculosis or sarcoidosis, increase your risk of hypercalcemia.

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