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What other medical conditions can cause hypercalcemia?

Some conditions cause granulomas, or areas of inflamed tissue. Granulamatous diseases cause your body to produce more calcitriol, or blood vitamin D. As a result, your body absorbs more calcium from food, and hypercalcemia occurs. Granulamatous diseases that can cause hypercalcemia include tuberculosis and sarcoidosis, and inflammatory lung condition. An hereditary disease, familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, affects the body's calcium receptors, so that they begin to absorb too much calcium.

Any condition that requires you to be bedridden or immobilized can cause hypercalcemia, because inactivity causes your bones to release their calcium into the blood.

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