Hypercalcemia & its symptoms!

Following as well balanced diet is an ultimate way to be healthy and happy, as it contains all the nutrition you’ll be needed to sustain proper functioning of every component. Almost every nutrient we could consume would render some benefits to the health and there are some cases also where some nutrients taken in excess quantity can renders unwanted complications. Hypercalcemia, which is a condition in one have too high a concentration of calcium in your blood despite it being beneficial as it helps keeping your bones healthy. But too much in content can cause problems making it hard for calcium to carry out its normal functions.

Cause: There could be many factors like Hyperparathyroidism, Lung Diseases and Cancers, medicinal side effects, dietary supplements or even in most cases dehydrations that can cause such complications. But in most cases it is the Hyperparathyroidism, which is parathyroid glands located near the thyroid gland in the neck that helps in regulating parathyroid hormone, which in turn regulates calcium in the blood. Dysfunction of such organ can cause calcium to react in such ways.

There are also some cases where Granulomatous diseases like tuberculosis, are lung diseases that can cause your vitamin D levels to rise, whether via distery supplements, would eventually causes more calcium absorption and thus increases in the calcium level in your blood. Such dysfunction can put someone at risk for those who are diagnosed with lung cancer, breast cancer, and blood cancers.
Other causing factors like medications like some medications, particularly diuretics which make a person pee a lot. It can make body to produce more and more calcium which eventually cases to have such complication. The fact that dehydration could causes your calcium level to rise due to the low amount of fluid you have in your blood inversely.

Symptoms: Its symptoms are quite tricky to recognise and in most cases it takes medical diagnosis, to seek its intensity. Besides in cases of Hypercalcemia, different part of body shows their share type of signs and symptoms.

Kidneys: Some of the commonly found symptoms like excessive thirst and also urination, recessive pain between your back and upper abdomen, mostly to the one side which are linked to it. It is best to seek medical diagnosis as it can be symptoms of other health alignments and also signs like excessive thirst and also urination can cause dehydration, which can be destructive for kidney function.
Abdomen: signs like nausea, severe abdominal pain, dramatically reduced appetite, constipation, vomiting can be associated with such condition. It needed quick diagnosis as these digestive complications can make one vulnerable to cause other health problems while degrading overall health.

Muscles: the common muscular problems like twitches are more frequent along with recessive weakness. This can be further cause one to have sleeping problems as sleeping disorders like apnea is caused by the muscle loosening, which can also result in occasional sleep paralysis.

Skeletal complications: It is no brainer that calcium fluctuations can also brought some symptoms like bone pain, height loss, bowed shoulders, curvature of the spine, fractures from disease and so on. Indeed medical help you be opt for if these noticed.

Psychological Symptoms: It is also possible that this kind of much physical disease can also cause psychological symptoms like depression, memory loss, and irritability. Such symptoms can be healed with the help of general treatment course, as when cause is cured psychological signs would also refrain back to normal.

It is possible to heal such problem with dietary alterations but it would be more appropriate to seek medical diagnosis and treatment for fasted recovery. There are many cases where kidney problems like kidney stones and kidney failure, irregular heartbeats and osteoporosis, confusion or dementia and in serious cases can lead to a potentially life-threatening coma. So it is better to take precautions then finding cure.

WelfareLabs Preventive Health Packages

A struggle to know one’s own identity

When Richard, aged 22 went missing, the news was not only shocking for his parents but for the neighbors as they knew Richard since his childhood. The search seemed never-ending and countless of policemen were gathered around Mr. and Mrs. Thompson’s house. The whole night they tried to locate him, but no traces could be found.

It was almost a week and the couple received a call from an unknown person that their son has been found wandering the streets of Clarkdale town. They were happy to see their son but very next moment they were aghast when their son couldn’t recognize them. Several weeks passed and one day when Richard could recognize his parents and he hugged them tightly. However, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson decided to visit their physician to understand what had happened with their son when he was away for a week from them and the story unfolded the strange but shocking fact of mind.

Our mind can behave completely estranged way and play tricks anytime but it requires something strong reason to behave in such manner. The episode of dissociative fugue often associated with stressful or traumatic events of life such as extreme stress, accidents, and natural disasters, traumatic events like war or sexual abuse in childhood.

Dissociative fugue is previously known as psychogenic fugue in which the inability to recall one’s past or the loss of one’s identity occurs and new identity can be formed with sudden, unexpected travel away from home or office. A person with dissociative fugue does not show any apparent signs outwardly.  It often occurs suddenly and unexpectedly that the individual typically wanders away from home and get confused with own identity. Upon recovering their original identity, they cannot recall previous events that occurred to them.

In the case of Richard happened the same thing and upon questioning to him he couldn’t recall anything. Doctor did not probe him much knowing that it might cause him distress.

Because people with dissociative fugue may have depression, discomfort, grief, shame, intense conflict in them after the fugue ends. When they fail to recall events of the fugue may cause them confusion, distress or even terror and the feeling can be very frustrating and annoying.

It’s devastating for these individuals to lose their identity and equally devastating for their families. Losing house in a flood can be rebuilt, but rebuilding memories are challenging.

Yet another skin cancer to worry about

There are various types of skin cancers that raise their ugly head in individuals only to concern about. One of them is Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) that is often associated with the person with HIV infection. Due to weakened immune systems and people with HIV are at greater risk of developing Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Kaposi’s sarcoma causes abnormal tumors to grow under the skin surfaces and in the lining of the mouth, nose, throat, lymph nodes and other parts of the body. The most visible signs of Kaposi’s sarcoma are the lesions on the skin. These lesions are made up of cancerous cells. These are flat, painless and appear red or purple spots on the skin.

The symptoms of Kaposi’s sarcoma are usually developed slowly but people with HIV this disease spread quickly. The disease can spreads to the digestive tract or lungs. Even bleeding can occur and with lung tumors one can have difficulty in breathing.

What causes Kaposi’s sarcoma?
A terror of cancer is enough to send chills in your spine, so be it any type of cancer. Thus, Kaposi’s sarcoma is yet another cancer to worry about. Let’s see what causes Kaposi’s sarcoma to occur in people.

It is mainly caused by a herpes virus called human herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). Kaposi’s sarcoma is more common in men than women and can get spread through sexual contact.

Other causes of developing this cancer are the people with weakened immune system and people with genetic vulnerability can develop this cancer.

Treatment of Kaposi’s sarcoma
Medical practitioners often conduct tests such as biopsy, CT scan, endoscopy and bronchoscopy to diagnose Kaposi’s sarcoma. The treatment will be determined based on the factors such as the condition of the immune system, number of tumors and their location and overall symptoms. The best treatment and prevention for Kaposi’s sarcoma is keeping your immune system intact with the therapy called HAART. It also reduces the lesions of the skin. The medical practitioners will prescribe anti-cancer drugs and may advise for chemotherapy. Skin lesions can be removed and that can be done with radiation treatment or through surgical removal.

With regular treatment, Kaposi’s sarcoma can be controlled and the discolored patches of the skin may get even look. Kaposi’s sarcoma cannot be cured completely and the condition may recur in the future. Hence, one should be extremely careful when it’s a matter of your skin.