I took a 1,000 mg tablet of Coral Calcium and after about an hour I got Tinnitus for 50 minutes that would alternate back and forth between both ears at times or just go full blast with both ears. And a few times just go away completely then come right back immediately. Weird.
Coral is a garbage source of calcium to begin with.
But if you have hypercalcemia, which it sounds likely, taking calcium supplements is not a god idea right now. The tinnitus comes from the fact that calcium contracts muscles including blood vessels. This reduces blood flow along the eustachian leading to the tinnitus. You also find that your blood pressure will go up for the same reason. This is why calcium channel blockers are used to lower blood pressure.
Hi Hv, if I had a lot of Calcium in my body that my body wasn't using properly and I had a pretty severe Magnesium deficiency how would I correct this?
Is it possible to have both excess Calcium and be Calcium deficient at the same time? High serum calcium possibly? My teeth have really gotten yellow over the years (people have commented and not to be mean) and some teeth have broken and fallen out (I'm 38) and my whole body has gotten really stiff over the years. No flexibility.
I'm pretty sure I have a Magnesium deficiency. I do have Adrenal fatigue and Hypothyroidism.
Sounds like hyperparathyroidism or pseudohyperparathyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism is overactive parathyroid glands. This can result from low vitamin D levels, which in turn creates little nodules on the parathyroid glands. This leads to overproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH), which breaks down the bones releasing calcium in to the blood leading to a condition known as hypercalcemia. This is high serum calcium, which also leads to a calcium-magnesium imbalance.
Pseudohyperparathyroidism results from the over ingestion of too much phosphorus such as red meats, dairy or colas. The excess phosphorus causes an imbalance between calcium and phosphorus. So PTH is released again breaking down the bones to help balance out the calcium-phosphorus ratio.
For hyperparathyroidism simply taking vitamin D does not always work since the liver and kidneys must be working properly for the vitamin D to convert to its active form. If the liver and kidneys are working properly though then D3 supplementation can help.
If you consume a lot of high phosphorus foods then you need to cut these out.
A few other factors that can contribute are hypothyroidism and lack of silica. Low thyroid function can also reduce the hormone calcitonin, which is the opposing hormone to PTH. Calcitonin helps prevent calcium loss from bones. And thyroid medications are well known fro causing bone loss through creating states of temporary hyperthyroidism since the hormones when taken as a pill cannot be regulated properly like the body will normally do on its own.
Lack of silica reduces the bone matrix in which minerals need to deposit. And silica is also what allows the deposition of minerals in to the bone.
That was a great explanation about something I only half understood, James. Thanks :)
Point out the confusing parts and I will see if I can break it down a little more or explain it in a different way later. Right now I am on my out the door.
Would supplementing with Magnesium be a good idea?
Depends on for what. Magnesium is great for a lot of things and many people are magnesium deficient. But it can also lower blood pressure and loosen stools, which can be issues for some people.
How often do I take Silica? With meals or without?
Silica is best added to water then drink the water throughout the day. Taking silica supplements is not as effective due to the poor absorption. Here are a couple of posts on this:
I was thinking of supplementing with Magnesium for Hypercalcemia. What that be a good idea?
That would address the symptoms, but not the cause.
How do you correct Hypercalcemia?
Depends on the cause. A common cause is hyperparathyroidism, which can often be treated successfully with vitamin D3.
If the problem is from pseudohyperparathyroidism from excess phosphorus ingestion then you would need to decrease your phosphorus intake. Primary dietary sources are red meats, dairy and colas.
Then there are still other less common causes such as malignancies. So how to address it all depends on the cause.