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A 41-year-old female asked:

How important is your parathyroid? where a parathyroidectomy is recommended due to high calcium.. how will you function without parathyroid?

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Dr. Joseph Tibaldi
Endocrinology 42 years experience
You will improve: Criteria have been established when to operate on an overactive parathyroid. It is recommended for all under age 50 as well as older people with bone loss, a very high calcium and those with kidney stones. Generally this is due to one overactive gland which is removed and the remaining 3 glands will allow the blood calcium to remain in the normal range. Many people have less fatigue afterwards.

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Last updated Mar 2, 2014

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