What Is Hypercalcemia?
Hypercalcemia is a condition in which the blood calcium level is above normal. Too much calcium in the blood leads to kidney stones and can weaken the bones. It can also interfere with the functioning of the heart and brain.
What Are The Symptoms of Hypercalcemia?
Many people with hypercalcemia do not have symptoms.
Some symptoms of high blood calcium level include:
- Feeling thirsty and urinating frequently
- Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and/or constipation
- Bone pain, muscle weakness
- Fatigue, lethargy, or confusion
What Is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and brittle. The bone is a living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone does not keep up with the removal of old bone. The bones will become so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as coughing or bending over can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist, or spine.
What Are The Symptoms of Osteoporosis?
There is usually no symptom in the early stages of bone loss.
Symptoms and signs that may occur once the bones are weakened by osteoporosis include:
- Bone fracture that occurred more easily than expected
- Back pain (due to a fractured or collapsed spine bone)
- Loss of height over time
- Stooped posture