A 44-year-old member asked:
Why does a lack of parathyroid hormones cause hypocalcemia?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Parathyroid/calcium: Because the parathyroid hormones are needed to keep the calcium control in the skeleton under control. Please go online to "www.clevelandclinic meded.com" and look for hypoparathyroid and hypocalcemia. It is a bit tough to understand at first but the information will get through to you I'm sure. There other similar articles on the web that you can look at.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How does a lack of parathyroid hormone cause hypocalcemia?
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Dr. Philip Kernanswered
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Calcium from bones: Most of the calcium in your body is in your bones. Parathyroid hormone releases ca from your bones to maintain a constant blood level. With most hormone deficiencies, we give back the missing hormone (eg. Diabetes, insulin). But PTH is not available as a treatment. So hypopara is treated with vit d, ca, and other meds. It is hard to regulate, and you need a doc experienced with this.
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Last updated Nov 11, 2015
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