The physical effects of high blood Calcium levels progressively worsened over the past year, as I started feeling fatigued all the time. As a physical therapist, I'm normally very active and in my free time I enjoy participating in physical activity. However, I began to falling asleep at work and feeling low on energy. My co-workers even began noticing a change - sometimes others notice things that you don't realize yourself. I found out that I had high Calcium levels in 2016 but never decided to take any action. However, when I began getting increasing symptoms of abdominal cramping, fatigue and frequent urination, I decided it was time to do something. Looking back, I wish I had taken action sooner rather than later, because the symptoms probably would have never progressed in the first place.
After blood tests and being sent around various doctors, I was referred to Dr. Yeh by many sources as the best surgeon. Directly following the surgery (coming out of anesthesia), I felt an immediate and drastic change. Some people don't experience noticeable changes, but I felt my energy levels going back to normal almost immediately, and as a result I was able to start physical activity soon after. This procedure brought me back to who I was before, and I recently signed up for a half marathon because I feel so good. The entire office and staff do a great job of making you feel comfortable, and I'm very happy with how everything went. I'd take a small scar for how much better I feel today coming in for a post-op appointment.
Tags: abdominal cramping, anesthesia, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine, Endocrine Surgery, endocrine surgery, Endocrinology, endocrinology, fatigue, frequent urination, high blood calcium, patient stories, physical therapist, scar, surgeon, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center