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what is hyperparathyroidism?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Hyper parathyroid's: Is an excess of parathyroid hormone in the bloodstream due to overactivity of one or more of the body's four parathyroid glands. These oval, grain-of-rice-sized glands are located in your neck. The parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone, which helps maintain an appropriate balance of calcium in the bloodstream and in tissues that depend on calcium for proper functioning.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
OveractiveParathyroi: Hyperparathyroidism is when one or more of the Parathyroid gland(there are4 of them) start producing more Parathyroid Hormone. Parathyroid Hormone control the Calcium level in your blood.As there is more hormone secreted the Calcium level rises as calcium is taken out of the bones and released in the blood stream and causes Osteoprosis.and other symptoms like kidney stones due to elevated Calcium
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
High parathyroid: Hyperparathyroidism is a condition characterized by high parathyroid concentration. Parathyroid hormone is responsible for regulating calcium level in blood. The most common cause of hyperparathyroidism is a growth on your parathyroid gland causing overproduction of this hormone. If high, it will raise calcium level in your blood causing osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney problems, constipation..

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A 69-year-old member asked:

How do you diagnose hyperparathyroidism?

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Dr. Jeoffry Gordon
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Medical tests: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulates how much calcium gets into the blood from bones to make cellular processes work correctly. First blood calcium has to be significantly high (>11 m/dl). Then PTH can be directly measured in blood. If high this is usually caused by a benign (non cancerous) adenoma of a gland in the neck which can be identified by a radioactive scan and then removed by surgery.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can hyperparathyroidism be cured?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes,: If you have primary hyperparathyroidism (a growth on your parathyroid), the treatment is surgery. This will cure it. If you have secondary hyperparathyroidism (kidney disease, vitamin d deficiency), the treatment is to control whatever is causing the parathyroid hormone to be high (replace vitamin d, treat the kidney problem). Sometimes a cure for secondary hyperpara is not possible...
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
The range of it: Fragile bones that easily fracture (osteoporosis) kidney stones excessive urination abdominal pain tiring easily or weakness depression or forgetfulness bone and joint pain frequent complaints of illness with no apparent cause nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite.
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A 47-year-old female asked:

What is primary hyperparathyroid?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
An increase: In parathyroid hormone from an autonomous, generally benign, tumor of the parathyroid glands -- generally leading to elevated calcium levels. If discovered, these can now be easily removed by minimally invasive endoscopic surgery if necessary. Check w/your doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are signs of hyperparathyroidism?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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"Classical" symptoms: would include bone pain, osteoporotic fracture, kidney stones, and stomach or GI issues. However, many people have a broad range of symptoms and they may be surprisingly unrelated to the degree of high calcium or parathyroid hormone levels. If untreated, ultimately vascular disease, heart rhythm disturbances and stroke and kidney failure can all result. If you meant "Signs", these are few.

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