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Unformatted text preview: loss of calcium in the kidney and the bones. The calcium can cause a distress, which causes hyperactivity or hypoactivity of the parathyroid glands. When too much parathormone are released it raises the calcium level more than normal a condition is developing called hypercalcemia. As the calcium level raises the phosphate level drops. With the loss of calcium the bones are weaken. Tumors and cysts can develop in the bones. Excessive calcium develops kidney stones. Excessive calcium also can cause complications which are pain in the bone, muscles loss their tone and weaken, and heart rate slows. Hyperparathyroidism is usually caused by a tumor, when the tumor is removed parathormone secretion is returned to normal....
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2011 for the course HCR 240 taught by Professor Drdiegel during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '11