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high levels of potasium, calcium and c02

what could this be, I dont have any problems breathing?
do get alot of charlie horses in my left calf, and trouble sleeping
so of course I'm fatigued

just starting my changes
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The kidneys normally remove excess potassium from the body. Most cases of hyperkalemia are caused by disorders that reduce the kidneys' ability to get rid of potassium.

Causes of hyperkalemia include

Acute kidney failure
Chronic kidney failure
Glomerulonephritis
Obstructive uropathy
Addison's disease
Burns
Haemolytic conditions
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Rhabdomyolysis
Surgery
Traumatic injury
Tumours

Higher than normal levels of CO2 may be due to:

Breathing disorders
Cushing syndrome
Hyperaldosteronism
Vomiting

The following conditions may also alter bicarbonate levels:

Alkalosis
Delirium
Dementia
Renal (kidney) tubular acidosis; distal
Renal (kidney) tubular acidosis; proximal

Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of hypercalcemia (high calcium). It is due to excess PTH release by the parathyroid glands. This excess occurs due to an enlargement of one or more of the parathyroid glands, or a growth (usually not cancer) on one of the glands.

Other medical conditions can also cause hypercalcemia:

Adrenal gland failure
Bedbound
Calcium excess in the diet
Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia
Hyperthyroidism
Kidney failure
Medications such as lithium and thiazide diuretics (water pills)
Some cancerous tumours
Vitamin D excess
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