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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Primary Hyperparathyroidism

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Got my calcium results today(9.8).Is it high?And pth is 37.Previous results were 10.4 and 10.7 and pth 47.Im asking for a primary hyperparathyroidism

Got my calcium results today(9.8).Is it high?And pth is 37.Previous results were 10.4 and 10.7 and pth 47.Im asking for a primary hyperparathyroidism

Normal PTH&Calcium: Your Calcium is normal and PTH is within normal range I will suggest you discuss with your Endocrinologist or whosoever ordered the tests what it means for you as you have had mildly elevated Calcium before with normal PTH normal pth level is between 10 and 65 pg/ml And normal Calcium level is 8.5 to 10.5 It seems you dont have Primary Hyperparathyroidism Talk to yor Doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Hyperparathyroidism (Definition)

Hyperparathyroidism is the condition of having an overactive parathyroid gland, which results in higher levels of calcium in the blood, which may cause weakness, ...Read more


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Has primary hyperparathyroidism ever been linked to cigarette smoking? Is there any connection at all?

Hyperparathyroidism: Smoking causes a lot of head and neck cancers (lips, tongue, esophagus, etc) but not primary hyperparathyroidism (pth), which is a benign overproduction of parathyroid hormone. Usually PTH is isolated, but rarely it can be found in conjunction with other endocrine disorders of the pituitary, pancreas, or thyroid, called multiple endocrine neoplasia. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Could diagnosed primary hyperparathyroidism be the cause of my poor long overal health?(depression, pan attacks.Took8years antidepressants w no result)

Could diagnosed primary hyperparathyroidism be the cause of my poor long overal health?(depression, pan attacks.Took8years antidepressants w no result)

YES IT IS POSSIBLE: Long standing Hyperparathyroidism can cause Depression and many other symptoms and at your age it should be cured by Parathyroid Surgery Consult an Endocrinologist and get it done asap if you do have Primary Hyperparathyroidism ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth?]

Could a severe vitamin d deficiency mask primary hyperparathyroidism by lowering serum calcium levels? [would u see low-normal calcium and high pth?]

Primary hyperpara: Low vit d is common in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Although it is possible that it can mask the hypercalcemia, usually it does not. If your d is low, and you have hyperpara, you will likely still have a high ca. The low d may make the PTH level even higher, and vit d supplements should be given and they will not exacerbate the high calcium. This is complex. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have primary hyperparathyroidism. My lipase and amylasec ranges from borderline high to x 6 u.L. Since 2006. The pancreatic polypeptide was x 3 u.L. In 2013. The CT wasnormal. Could I have neuroendocrine tumor or men-1?

I have primary hyperparathyroidism. My lipase and amylasec ranges from borderline high to x 6 u.L. Since 2006. The pancreatic polypeptide was x 3 u.L. In 2013. The CT wasnormal. Could I have neuroendocrine tumor or men-1?

Not unlikely: Neuroendocrine tumors can be difficult to detect. If the symptoms persist or worsen, there are more sophisticated imaging modalities available to look for occult tumors, including gallium 68. If you have other family members who have been diagnosed with pancreatic or adrenal tumors and/or hyperparathyroidism, men1 would be possible. ...Read more

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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on hyperparathyroidism?

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on hyperparathyroidism?

Doubt: Although I do not know what they exactly do or know of hyperparathyroidism. It is unclear to me what kind of hyperparathyroidism you have. If secondary, the treatment with vit d preparations is simple and usually successful. If primary, you may need surgery. This is may be why you are looking for alternatives but note the lack of reliable literature knowledge for risks/ benefits of asian medicine. ...Read more

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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose hyperparathyroidism and follow it after treatment.?

Blood and urine test: To make a diagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism you need first to have a blood test for Calcium level in your blood. If you have normal calcium level and not even high normal you do not in all probability have Hyperparathyroidism and no test need to be done but if calcium level is high than you will need blood level of Parathyroid Hormone&VitD level. After diagnosis Scan&ultrasound and possible Surgery ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for hyperparathyroidism?

Depends on type: In the case of secondary hyperparathyroidism seen in the setting of significant renal insufficiency/chronic kidney disease the first step is to limit phosphorus intake in the diet. Dairy products and food high in protein can be sources of phosphorus. A dietician can review in details those foods that should be moderated. ...Read more

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What would be a good treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism?

What would be a good treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroid Tx: There are 2 major ways to treat second hyperparathyroidism (shpt). One is with vit d analouges, zemplar or hectorol. The problem with them is that they also increase levels of calcium (c) and phosphorous (p). If these are high, you can use sensipar (s) which will lower PTH levels with no increase in c or p levels. If your PTH level is > 500, you will probably need s to lower it effectively. ...Read more

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