Please advise what foods should be avoided due to a diagnosis of hypercalcemia. I am having a hard time finding much definitive information?

If you have been diagnosed with hypercalcemia, it is important for you to know that this problem, rather than being a disease unto itself, is a very strong indicator of something else. Most of the time, it heralds the onset of something that is malfunctioning in your skeletal structure, such as bones producing excess calcium. It would be better to tackle the problem at the root, rather than taking care of the symptom alone. But for this, you would need a medical examination to tell you what exactly the underlying problem is. Hypercalcemia alone is also a very serious condition and one not to be taken lightly, as it can sometimes also be fatal.

In order to take care of the problem, you should stick to a diet that is very high in fluids. Drinking the juice of apples and grapes is considered to be particularly helpful. Simple carbohydrates like boiled rice should be consumed, as opposed to fortified cereals and flour products. You will need to up your intake of fresh fruits as well. Water melons, musk melons and cantaloupes are also considered particularly helpful in flushing out your system. Do not reduce your salt intake, as salt helps in retaining water in your body, thus preventing dehydration, which is a common side effect of hypercalcemia.

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