- Take the Blood Disorders Quiz
- Patient Comments: Hypercalcemia - Describe Your Experience
- Patient Comments: Hypercalcemia - Symptoms
- Patient Comments: Hypercalcemia - Treatment
Can hypercalcemia be prevented?
Hypercalcemia cannot be prevented, but early detection can both allow for normalization of calcium levels and lead to an early work-up to define the cause. If there is a known family history of hypercalcemia or hyperparathyroidism, it is worth mentioning this to the health care practitioner; together the patient and health care practitioner can determine if screening is warranted.
Medically reviewed by John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism