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  • By: Esther Moskowitz
    The Endocrine System
  • -emiacondition of the blood
    FOR EXAMPLE:
    • Hypercalcemia
    Too much calcium in the blood
  • Common Symptoms:
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Excessive thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Constipation
    • Abdominal pain
    • Muscle weakness
    • Muscle and joint aches
    • Confusion
    • Lethargy and fatigue
  • Common Causes of Hypercalcemia
    1. Primary fHyperthyroidism
    2.Adrenal gland failure
    3.familial hypocalciurichypercalcemia,
    4.thiazides
    5.Excess vitamin D from diet or inflammatory diseases
    6.Kidney Failure
    7.Massive amounts of calcium in diet (milk-alkali syndrome)
    8.Immobility
    9.Some cancerous tumors
  • Treatment:
    It is mainly directed at the cause Hypercalcemia
    whenever possible. In cases of
    Hyperparathyroidism, surgery may be needed
    to remove the abnormal parathyroid gland.
  • -Dipsia
    - condition of thirst
    Polydipsia
    - Excessive and constant thirst caused by disease
  • Causes of Thirst
    Acute erosive gastritisSweating
    Heat and sun stroke
    Alcohol
    Anemia
    Diabetes Insipidus
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Fever
    Malaria
    Diarrhea
    Peritonitis
    Diuretics and other meds
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of fluids a day.
    Increase your fluid intake when it is hot.
    Drink more fluids when you have a fever, a cold, the flu, diarrhea, or other illnesses.
    Drink water when you are Vomiting or having diarrhea because they can lead to dehydration.
    You should notify your physician if you have a Sudden development of constant thirst as it may be a warning sign of diabetes.
    R
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    Things to know about thirst
  • Sources:
    http://www.formulamedical.com/Topics/Symptoms/Thirst.htm
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypercalcemia/DS00976/DSECTION=symptoms
    https://health.google.com/health/ref/Hypercalcemia