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What lifestyle changes should I make if I have hypercalcemia?

If you have been diagnosed with hypercalcemia, begin a regular exercise program as soon as your blood calcium levels have been lowered. Exercise strengthens your bones and can help to prevent the bone loss that can increase blood calcium levels. Drink plenty of water, since dehydration raises blood calcium levels and can contribute to kidney stones and kidney damage. Avoid tobacco, since tobacco use leads to excess bone loss.

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