Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you develop hypercalcemia, it may be possible to prevent bone and kidney damage by doing the following:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Drinking fluids can help keep you from dehydration and help prevent kidney stones from forming.
  • Exercise. Once your calcium levels return to normal, and if you're otherwise healthy, it's important to remain active to help maintain bone density. Try to combine strength training with weight-bearing exercises.
  • Don't smoke. Smoking has been shown to increase bone loss as well as dramatically increase your risk of a number of serious health problems. Talk to your doctor about the best ways to quit.
Apr. 25, 2014

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