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Can You Tell Me About The Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Pathology
It's complicated: Let's start with primary hyperparathyroidism, which is high PTH hormone levels due to a problem with the gland itself, for example from a tumor, an adenoma. Secondary hyperpth is when PTH levels go up because of a problem outside the gland, such as low calcium or low vitamin d levels. Think of it as working overtime to accomplish its function, to raise calcium levels, when it's not happening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Calcium parathyroid: This is usually diagnosed in people with kidney disease. If the calcium is low, or the phosphorus too high, or the level of Vit D too low, the parathyroid makes too much PTH, which causes bone disease. Treatment targets the cause: vit D (calcitriol), phosphate binders, special diets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many as listed: 1 Weakning of the bones and osteoporosis 2Calciphylaxis is when calcium forms clumps in the skin and lead to ulcers and death of surrounding tissues 3Cardiovascular events 4Chronic itching 5Abnormal fat and sugar metabolism 6Anemia 7 Other symptoms of hypercalcemia like excessive thirst and urine,insomnia,bone pains,los of appetite etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vit d deficiency & secondary hyperparathyroidism.prescribed 50000 d2 awhile ago.I ran out of d2 until a new script how much D3 daily to be equivalent?
Take the same dose: Vitamn D3 is slightly more effective than Vit D2 in raising the Vitamin D jevels accordoing to a meta analysis published in American Journal of clinical nutritition.When was your last blood test done and what is your level.It needs to be monitored when you are on high doses of Vit D Get the level of Vit D done ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: It is common to get fractures by tramatic injuries at any age.It is very unlikely to be due to Hyoerparathyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism causes elevated Calcium in your blood and that is due to calcium being drained from the bones and in to the circulating blood causing Osteoporosis If you have family history or other concern get your Calcium level done in your blood by your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ihave secondary hyperparathyroidism and COPD I have a lump above adams apple it isnt paifull but feel a liitle difficult swollowing I have a cough an?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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