© 2008/2010:Dr. V.M.Palaniappan
53. Hypercalcaemia (Excessive Calcium)( ©: 27.2.2010: Dr.V.M.Palaniappan, Ph.D.)
When excessive amounts of calcium is found in the blood, it is called hypercalcaemia.
Under normal circumstances, any calcium excesses that had entered into the body through foods and drinks would get out of the body through urine, faeces, sweat, menses fluids, and the like.
If a person is going to drink less water, he would not sweat much, and at the same time, he would not void much urine either.
As a result of under-urination, the calcium excesses tend to accumulate in the soft tissues all over the body, making the cells swollen (hypertrophy).
In a person who habitually under-urinates, some amount of excessive calcium is bound to be constantly present in the blood, giving rise to this condition called hypercalcaemia.
When a person eats too much of protein diet, the sulphur containing amino acids dissolve and free some amount of calcium from the bones.
In an under-urinating person, this free calcium could also be found in the blood, raising it to above the normal range.
One good thing about this condition perhaps is the protection this excess calcium could offer against any ‘virus infection’, for calcium is the substance that offers ‘immunity’ to a person.