Hypercalcemia (Elevated Calcium Levels) Topic Guide
Hypercalcemia (Elevated Calcium Levels): Hypercalcemia (elevated calcium levels) is a condition that can have no symptoms, or severe symptoms if the calcium levels are severely elevated. Conditions associated with hypercalcemia include cancers, excessive levels of vitamin D, inherited conditions, kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, and certain medications. Treatment of hypercalcemia depends on the cause associated with the condition.
Hyperparathyroidism Hyperparathyroidism is the result of an overproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH). The exact cause of hyperparathyroidism is not clear in the majority of cases. Symptoms of hyperparathyroidism include abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, kidney stones, and more. Treatment of hyperparathyroidism is generally surgery.