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What are potential side effects of parathyroid disorders

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Osteoporosis: If an adenoma on the gland develops (usually only in one of the four), there is excess absorption and mobilization of calcium, which can result in eno ... Read More
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Consider: Consider full evaluation as abnormal PTH can be from a parathyroid cancer. Abnormal PTH can affect calcium, phosphate, magnesium, and vitamin d level ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Mowschenson
47 years experience General Surgery
Various: Kidney stones, bone thinning abdominal complaints, memory loss, fatigue are most common.

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Anybody: There are a few hereditary causes of parathyroid disease which can increase your risk above the general population but generally speaking, parathyroid ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Common: Like most endocrine diseases, parathyroid disease is most common in women. It may have hereditary factors. But most patients with hyperrparathyroidi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Blood test & imaging: It can be confirmed by lab and urine tests, followed by imaging studies (parathyroid scan +/- neck ultrasound).
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Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Labs mostly: These days, abnormal parathyroid glands (overactive) are diagnosed when your doctor orders routine blood work. Hyperparathyroidism brings about elevat ... Read More
Dr. Peter Mowschenson
47 years experience General Surgery
Blood tests: In 2013 calcium and intact PTH measurement.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes and no: Parathyroid disorder can occur in anyone but it could also be hereditary (that is if a family member has hyperparathyrodiism, you are at higher risk o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: If it's hyperparathyroidism, the best treatment is surgery. Medications and possibly alcohol injection can be used but these are inferior to surgery ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many symptoms: Parathyroid hormone is responsible for regulating calcium level in blood. If high, it will raise calcium level in your blood causing osteoporosis, ki ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chastain
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
There are several...: Symptoms are related to an elevated level of parathyroid hormone, which causes a high blood calcium level. Minimal symptoms are present until the cal ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Rare: I'm an adult doc but i think it's pretty rare. High calcium is the first finding, but i'd look for other causes.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Negative feedback: Sensipar (aka cinacalcet) helps the parathyroid gland respond better to calcium in the blood stream. The presence of calcium typically slows down the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cady
31 years experience Psychiatry
Possible: I actually did not know about this. Apparently, the low ph of the diet soda causes an iodine leaching process in the body, which then deprives the th ... Read More

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