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what will happen if all parathyroid glands was removed?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Low calcium: Parathyroid hormone regulates calcium concentration in the blood. When you have no parathyroid hormone, your calcium level will drop and your phosphorus level will rise. The treatment is to give back calcium and if you indeed have no parathyroid left, you will also need vitamin d- calcitriol.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Lifetime calcium: You would need to be taking calcium and vitamin d for the rest of your life.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Hypoparathyroidism: From Hyperparathyroidism where there is too much Homone being produced to Hypoparathyroidism where no hormone is produced Then we treat patients with replacement of Calcium and Doses of Vitamin D TO KEEP THE CALCIUM LEVEL WITHIN NORMAL RANGE
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
PTH treatment: The standard treatment of hypoparathyroidism is vit D and calcium. But sometimes the blood calcium is difficult to control. There is a new drug out called Natpara, which is parathyroid hormone (most of the protein). It has been around for a while but now is available as a hormone injectable. If you Ca is hard to control, talk to your doctor about this option.

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