Calcium is a mineral that the body needs for good health and healthy bones. It is naturally found in some foods, or can be taken as a nutritional supplement. When the body has too much or too little calcium, calcium related problems can occur. This can be due to improper calcium intake or the inability for the body to regulate calcium levels properly, such as with parathyroid disorders.
The parathyroid glands regulate calcium levels in the body. Parathyroid disorders may cause a loss of energy, kidney stones, depression and many other symptoms. Other calcium related problems include hypocalcemia, Vitamin D deficiency, and osteoporosis. These disorders can have devastating effects on your health and well-being. Diagnosis and treatment are key to managing these conditions, and will help to control symptoms and decrease the risk of other related complex problems.
Join endocrinologist Krupa Doshi, MD and metabolic bone specialist Susan Williams, MD online for answers to your questions concerning calcium related diseases, symptoms and medical treatment options.
Dr. Krupa Doshi is a specialist in the Endocrine Calcium Clinic, and a staff physician in the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute. She is board certified in internal medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. A graduate of the University of Bombay, Seth G.S. Medical College, she completed her residency at Saint Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York and her fellowship in endocrinology at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Doshi’s specialty interests include parathyroid and calcium disorders, osteoporosis, metabolic bone and skeletal problems, thyroid cancers and disorders, and diabetes.
Dr. Susan Williams is a specialist in the Endocrine Calcium Clinic, and a staff physician in the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute. She is board-certified in internal medicine, nutrition, obesity medicine, nutrition support and bone densitometry. Dr. Williams obtained her master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island in human and clinical nutrition. She completed the U.S. Air Force internship in clinical nutrition, and served as an officer, nutrition professional and reservist in the U.S. Air Force. She later went on to attend medical school at the Wright State University School of Medicine, residency in the Kettering Medical Center Network and a fellowship in clinical nutrition and metabolism at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. William’s specialty interests include bone and mineral metabolism, metabolic bone disease, calcium disorders, malabsorption and malnutrition in adults, and medical bariatrics.
To make an appointment with Krupa Doshi, MD or Dr. Susan Williams in our Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute at Cleveland Clinic, please call 216.444.6568 or call toll-free at 800.223.2273, ext. 46568. You can also visit us online at www.clevelandclinic.org/endocrinology
Learn more about the Cleveland Clinic Endocrine Calcium Clinic at clevelandclinic.org/CalciumClinic.