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Has primary hyperparathyroidism ever been linked to cigarette smoking? is there any connection at all?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Hyperparathyroidism: Smoking causes a lot of head and neck cancers (lips, tongue, esophagus, etc) but not primary hyperparathyroidism (pth), which is a benign overproduction of parathyroid hormone. Usually PTH is isolated, but rarely it can be found in conjunction with other endocrine disorders of the pituitary, pancreas, or thyroid, called multiple endocrine neoplasia. Talk to your endocrinologist.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No: No there is no evidence that there is any connection with Cigarette Smoking and Hyperparathyroidism

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