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What are the symptoms of excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone?

What are the symptoms of excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone?

Many symptoms: Parathyroid hormone is responsible for regulating calcium level in blood. The most common cause of hyperparathyroidism is a growth on your parathyroid gland causing overproduction of this hormone. If high, it will raise calcium level in your blood causing osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney problems, bone pain, constipation, abdominal pain, psychological problems... ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Addisons disease is caused by decreased functioning of the adrenal cortex. What causes the decreased functioning?

Addisons disease is caused by decreased functioning of the adrenal cortex. What causes the decreased functioning?

Addison's: There are a number of causes. Autoimmunity is common. Just as Hashimoto's causes decreased function of the thyroid, autoimmunity can cause Addison's disease. Other causes are Tb, hemorrhage (following surgery or severe infection), tumors. Or it can be secondary to pituitary problems. ...Read more

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Thyroid gland is increased in vascularity suggestive of underlying thyroiditis..... Tsh is normal?

Thyroid gland is increased in vascularity suggestive of underlying thyroiditis.....
Tsh is normal?

Happens regularly: This picture is encountered relatively often. Think of it as if the thyroid is inflamed but still has enough reserve to produce adequate hormone. It can be seen in conditions like subclinical thyroiditis or in hashimoto's disease, after the thyroid is "burnt out" and doesn't produce elevated hormone, but before the hormone levels become low. See an endocrinologist for more information. ...Read more

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Why does a lack of parathyroid hormones cause hypocalcemia?

Why does a lack of parathyroid hormones cause hypocalcemia?

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. ...Read more

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What happens with oversecretion of parathyroid hormone?

What happens with oversecretion of parathyroid hormone?

Stones bones groans: Main symptoms are related to calcium in the urine (kidney stones), abnormal bone metabolism which may lead to pain, osteoporosis, or even fractures, memory disturbances or mood swings. There are data suggesting that untreated hyperparathyroidism may be linked to excess cardiac mortality. ...Read more

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What diseases are caused by the hypo-secretion and hyper-secretion of hormones?

Hypo/hyper: Too much to answer in a short way. Please go online and look for articles about hypo- and hyper-secretion of hormones. Look for articles best suited for non-medical folks and you will understand more. It might take a while to fully understand but don't fret over that. Once you have done your "homework" feel free to contact me to discuss issues you don't quite understand. ...Read more

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What causes a pituitary tumor that produces excess amounts of growth hormone?

What causes a pituitary tumor that produces excess amounts of growth hormone?

Dumb luck: There are rare genetic syndromes, but most strike at random. It is nothing you or anybody else did. If you're a youngster or teen, it'll make you taller and make your face "unconventional" -- your choice; if you've reached your full growth, you owe it to yourself to have it managed by whatever means is best -- seek a couple of opinions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?

Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more

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What does hypersecretion of parathyroid hormone result in?

What does hypersecretion of parathyroid hormone result in?

High calcium: Hypersecretion of parathyroid hormone causes elevation of blood calcium and that will cause elevation of urine calcium which may lead to kidney stones and bone pain. ...Read more

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What thyroid levels are reflective of pituitary tumor?

Pituitary Tumor: The diagnosis of a pituitary tumor is more complex than thyroid levels. I encourage you to talk to a person specializing in endocrine function. To answer the question: thyroid levels can be high with a tumor secreting thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh), normal with a smaller (~1-3cm) nontsh secreting tumor, or usually low with a larger (>2.5cm) nontsh secreting tumor. ...Read more

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How does a lack of parathyroid hormone cause hypocalcemia?

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. ...Read more

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Which disorder results from a lack of thyroxine?

Which disorder results from a lack of thyroxine?

Lack of thyroxine: Under active thyroid! Easy to control with the right dose taken at bedtime. That said, your doctor will need to take your full medical history, examine you, and order the appropriate dose. Not a difficult issue. ...Read more

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What's the function of parathyroid hormone?

What's the function of parathyroid hormone?

Maintains blood cal.: The main function of parathyroid hormone is to maintain a normal blood calcium level. It does this by released calcium from bones, reabsorbing claium in the kidneys and stimulating clacium absorption from the intestine. ...Read more

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What causes elevation of the parathyroid hormone?

Depends: If you have a primary parathyroid gland disorder, then it is the gland(s) secreting too much. But if you have renal disease, it may result in 'secondary" hyperparathyroidism -- in which your body is trying to decrease the serum phosphorus level and increase serum calcium levels. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenomas cause a decrease in sense of smell due to hormonal imbalance? Which hormones are out of balance with hyposmia?

Can pituitary adenomas cause a decrease in sense of smell due to hormonal imbalance?  Which hormones are out of balance with hyposmia?

Not usually: Hormonal alterations based on resection of a pituitary adenoma do not typically cause changes in smell. However, there is a dependency on how an adenoma was removed; there is a small incidence of hyposmia with a endoscopic transsphenoidal surgerical approach. ...Read more

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A deficiency in the release of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) by the posterior pituitary gland. Why?

A deficiency in the release of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) by the posterior pituitary gland. Why?

Possibly infarction: Possibly a tumor or something else. Lack of blood supply to the pituitary gland or a pituitary tumor may change the secretions of adh (vasopressin). However, there are other causes also, such as pregnancy that can cause this area to be infarcted (loss of blood supply). ...Read more

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What are the consequences of pituitary hormone deficiency?

Depends: Depends on what part of the pituitary is affected. Many of the hormones start at the hypothalamus and then go to the pituitary so it can be the thyroid, cortisol, growth hormone, the sex hormones are the most commone. Your doctor would be checking to see which hormones are off. ...Read more