parathyroid.com || Symptoms vs Calcium Levels. "patients will go to their doctor with one (or often several) of the symptoms listed on this page. The doctor will run some tests and nothing shows up. The doctor then says "Everything is fine. Your lab work is all fine except for a slightly elevated calcium level which can't be the problem. Let's just wait for 6 months and check it again".'
Hypercalcemia is a disorder that most commonly results from malignancy or primary hyperparathyroidism. Too much calcium in your blood can weaken your bones, create kidney stones and interfere with the way your heart and brain works. Calcium levels in the body are tightly regulated. The regulation of calcium is primarily controlled by vitamin D, calcitonin, …
Calcitonin Calcium (Ca2+) plays a significant role in both nervous conduction and muscle contraction. It is also necessary for coagulation (clotting) of blood. The blood calcium level is regulated in part by calcitonin, a hormone secreted by the thyroid gland when the blood calcium level rises (Fig. 10.7).