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Milk-Alkali Syndrome

Overview

Milk-alkali syndrome is a condition characterized by Hypercalcemia in which repeated indigestion of absorbable alkali and calcium takes place. The absorbed alkali includes substances like milk, calcium and sodium carbonate. Nowadays, the disease was uncommon.. Burnett’s syndrome is the alternative name of the condition.


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Causes

When a person consumes substances like sodium or calcium carbonate, milk, etc in excessive amount, the condition of milk alkali syndrome takes place. Even consuming vitamin D in excessive quantity results in the condition.


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Signs & Symptoms

The condition normally shows no symptoms. And when it shows symptoms, then complication like kidney problems take place. The most common problems faced by the affected persons are:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Excessive urination
  • Pain in the back and middle, loin pain
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Prevention

Take milk and calcium in the adequate quantity especially if you have indigestion problems or osteoporosis


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Treatments
Diet changes Modern Medicine

The only way of treating the condition is reducing intake of milk and some forms of calcium like antacids. It is necessary to take the treatment as soon as the condition gets diagnosed or else the person may suffer from kidney failure

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