A 21-year-old female asked:
Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can secondary hyperparathyroidism be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: This would generally be in the case of severe or very low vitamin d over a period of time. In such a case, the calcium would drop and increase the work of the parathyroid gland.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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