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Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Significant vitamin: D deficiency can sometimes lead to secondary hyperparathyroidism, but hyperparathyroidism doesn't cause d deficiency, .
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
SecondaryHyperparath: Secondary parathyroidism which is most of the time due to Chronic Renal Failure But can also be caused after Bariatric Surgery,Small Bowel Disease and Chronic Pancreatitis, where there ilow vitamin d and low calcium and that stimulates parathyroid to make more parathyroid hormone

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Can secondary hyperparathyroidism be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
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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