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A 41-year-old female asked:

i feel as if high order thinking is more difficult w hyperparathyroidism. will this improve with parathyroidectomy?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Perhaps: There is a subtle neurotoxicity to hyperparathyroidism. Sometimes these vague symptoms will normalize following surgery. However, the decision on surgery should primarily be made based on bone health, kidney stones, etc. If you are a 41 yo woman with definate hyperparathyroidism, you should probably have it surgically fixed. Make sure the surgeon does this procedure often.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
IfDueToHyperparathyr: If your high order thinking is more difficult as a result of Hyperparathyroidism,then it will improve after Parathyroidectomy
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Thinking and hot: You are correct. Some call it brain fog. Some patients get a remarkable improvement after surgery.

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