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Can hyperparathyroidism be cured?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes,: If you have primary hyperparathyroidism (a growth on your parathyroid), the treatment is surgery. This will cure it. If you have secondary hyperparathyroidism (kidney disease, vitamin d deficiency), the treatment is to control whatever is causing the parathyroid hormone to be high (replace vitamin d, treat the kidney problem). Sometimes a cure for secondary hyperpara is not possible...
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Hyperparathyroidism: The CURE for hyperparathyroidism is surgical removal of the enlarged gland or glands (you have 4). There is medical treatment but it is NOT a cure, it is expensive, and it has significant side effects.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is hyperparathyroidism?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Hyper parathyroid's: Is an excess of parathyroid hormone in the bloodstream due to overactivity of one or more of the body's four parathyroid glands. These oval, grain-of-rice-sized glands are located in your neck. The parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone, which helps maintain an appropriate balance of calcium in the bloodstream and in tissues that depend on calcium for proper functioning.

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