Blood Calcium Normal haldol classification Ranges According to Age.

Blood calcium levels are different depending on your age with haldol classification children, teenagers and young adults having higher levels of calcium than haldol classification adults over age 30 or 35. The role of the parathyroid glands is to maintain blood haldol classification calcium levels in a normal range. This small normal range for blood calcium is different for haldol classification different ages as shown on the graph below. The green area on this graph shows how the normal haldol classification range for blood calcium changes as we go through life. The bottom X axis is our age in years, and the vertical Y axis is the amount of calcium haldol classification in the blood. Note how the blood calcium increases quite dramatically when we haldol classification are teenagers and growing bone (and getting taller). At age 26 our bones are the strongest and most haldol classification dense (have the most calcium in them), and from that point on, the hormone changes in our bodies causes the amount of haldol classification calcium in our blood to decrease. By the time we are 35 we should have most haldol classification of our calcium levels below 10.2 mg/dl. Once we are over 40, we should not have calcium levels above 10.0 or 10.1. Almost all people over 40 have calcium levels "in the 9’s". If you are in europe and canada, the high limit of normal calcium is 2.5 mmol/l.

One of the most common mistakes we see while evaluating haldol classification thousands of patients every year for hyperparathyroidism and high blood haldol classification calcium, is that doctors are not aware that the lab is haldol classification not giving a "normal range" according to that patient’s age. Instead, the lab will often give a normal range for "all humans" and that normal range will go up to 10.5 or even 10.7 mg/dl. Well technically the lab is correct, this is the range for all humans, but if the patient is 55 years old, then the upper limit of normal on that patient’s labs should be 10.0 mg/dl. The lab is not giving a normal blood calcium range haldol classification for YOU, it is giving a normal range for all humans of haldol classification all ages.

We see patients over 40 years old every day who haldol classification have had blood calcium levels over 10.0 mg/dl for years, but they think this is normal because the lab says haldol classification it is normal to have calcium up to 10.6. This is not correct! Blood calcium levels of 10.2 to 10.5 in a person over 40 indicates a parathyroid tumor haldol classification until proven otherwise.

Calcium levels above this should be considered too high for haldol classification your age. The upper limit of calcium varies with age with teenagers haldol classification having the highest levels and adults over 50 having the haldol classification lowest. Unfortunately, most labs don’t give the upper limit of normal according to your haldol classification age, so we have made this calculator for you. Note that blood calcium is measured differently in different parts haldol classification of the world. Just as we measure distance in feet and miles in haldol classification the USA, while other countries use meters and kilometers; in the USA we measure calcium with the units mg/dl while most other countries use the units mmol/L. The units your lab uses will be printed right next haldol classification to your results.

This next graph goes one step further and shows very haldol classification clearly that patients with hyperparathyroidism have high blood calcium, which is shown in blue. Note that diagnosing a person with hyperparathyroidism who is 18 haldol classification years old is very different from diagnosing a person who haldol classification is 65 years old. A normal, healthy teenager will have blood calcium levels that are above haldol classification 10.0, and most of the time these healthy normal teenagers have haldol classification calcium levels between 10.0 and 10.7 mg/dl. A patient who is 60 years old, however, should have calcium levels "in the 9’s". A calcium level of 10.5 is normal in a person who is 21 years haldol classification old, but signals the presence of a parathyroid tumor in an haldol classification adult over 40 years old.

Teenagers with hyperparathyroidism typically have blood calcium levels between 10.9 and 12.3 – it isn’t subtle. For adults over 40 years old, however, frequent or persistent calcium levels above 10.2 almost always indicate a parathyroid tumor. One point here… The blue area starts around age 10 because hyperparathyroidism is haldol classification so rare below age 10 that it essentially doesn’t exist. Remember, people of any age above 10 can get a parathyroid haldol classification tumor, but the peak incidence is between the ages of 50 haldol classification and 80. See our page on age for more about this.

The third and final graph in this series shows that haldol classification 75% of people with primary hyperparathyroidism (and thus have a parathyroid tumor in their neck) have blood calcium levels that are just modestly elevated. Other pages of this website have different graphs that show haldol classification average blood calcium and PTH for our last 20,000 patients, but here we can easily show that most parathyroid tumors haldol classification increase the calcium in your blood only modestly which is haldol classification shown by the purple area. Thus, most adults with hyperparathyroidism have calcium levels "in the 10’s". Remember, adults over 40 or so should have calcium levels "in the 9’s".

Now you see the biggest challenge we face… Most people with a parathyroid tumor have only slightly or haldol classification modestly elevated calcium levels and the lab is not giving haldol classification normal ranges specific to the patient’s age. Every day we see patients with parathyroid tumors who have haldol classification never had a calcium level that was "out of range" – because the range given was incorrect.

In many areas of life, and many areas in medicine for that matter, a higher number is more significant than a lower number. A cholesterol of 350 is "worse" than a cholesterol of 310, for instance. Blood calcium levels are the big exception to this rule. The person with the "worse" hyperparathyroidism is the one who has had high blood calcium haldol classification the LONGEST, not the one with the HIGHEST calcium.

This is why we do not recommend "watching" or "monitoring" your slightly high calcium to see if it goes any haldol classification higher. First, how high it is doesn’t matter! A "slightly" high calcium for a number of years can cause severe haldol classification health problems (discussed in great detail elsewhere). Second, we know what happens when parathyroid disease goes untreated. The calcium level may never get into the "extremely high" range, but over time the risk of complications from the disease haldol classification (including osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney disease, cardiac arrhythmias, chronic fatigue, memory loss, insomnia, and more) rises. How high the calcium has become is a very poor haldol classification indicator of the severity of primary hyperparathyroidism.

In summary, normal calcium levels vary with age. Your body wants to keep your calcium in a tight haldol classification range, and the parathyroid glands are responsible for that. For teenagers and young adults, it is normal to have calcium levels up into the haldol classification mid to high 10’s (in mg/dl). For adults over about age 40, the calcium level should generally be in the 9.3 to 9.9 mg/dl range. High calcium levels almost always indicate parathyroid disease.