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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Parathyroid Disorders (Definition)

Parathyroid disorders are a group of disorders that affect the parathyroids, which are small glands near the thyroid gland in the front of the neck that control calcium ...Read more


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My parathyroid test result was 6. I have symptoms (tingling & more) & hashimoto's but dr says it doesn't mean anything. Do u agree?

My parathyroid test result was 6.  I have symptoms (tingling & more) & hashimoto's but dr says it doesn't mean anything.  Do u agree?

Probably: If your PTH level is significantly low, seizures are usually present, so your symptoms may be associated with another underlying disorder or deficiency. Continue the on-going evaluation with your doctor, as the results of some tests may lead to the ordering of other tests and referrals to other doctors. ...Read more

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Who gets parathyroid disease?

Anybody: There are a few hereditary causes of parathyroid disease which can increase your risk above the general population but generally speaking, parathyroid disease can occur in anyone and at any age, although the average is around 60 years of age. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of parathyroid disease?

What are the symptoms of parathyroid disease?

Many symptoms: Parathyroid hormone is responsible for regulating calcium level in blood. If high, it will raise calcium level in your blood causing osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney problems, bone pain, constipation, abdominal pain, psychological problems...If low, it can cause low calcium in the blood resulting in numbness/tingling, muscle cramps, fatigue, irritability, seizures, uncontrolled movements... ...Read more

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How common is parathyroid disease in teenagers?

How common is parathyroid disease in teenagers?

Rare: I'm an adult doc but i think it's pretty rare. High calcium is the first finding, but i'd look for other causes. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia, sjogren's, barettes esophagus, parathyroid disease. I take many prescription for these conditions. How can I lose weight.

I have fibromyalgia, sjogren's, barettes esophagus, parathyroid disease. I take many prescription for these conditions.  How can I lose weight.

Talk with your doc: Talk with your doctor about your weight concerns. S/he may be just as concerned as you are! you need to review your current diet for what needs changing -- perhaps your doctor has a nutritionist s/he refers to, who can help. Eat whole foods, eliminating processed ones as much as possible; low sugar; lean proteins, low-starch veggies; fruits, etc. Gradually increase movement and exercise. ...Read more

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How are parathyroid disorders found?

How are parathyroid disorders found?

Blood test & imaging: It can be confirmed by lab and urine tests, followed by imaging studies (parathyroid scan +/- neck ultrasound). ...Read more

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How are parathyroid disorders treated?

How are parathyroid disorders treated?

Many: If it's hyperparathyroidism, the best treatment is surgery. Medications and possibly alcohol injection can be used but these are inferior to surgery and only considered when surgery is refused or contraindicated. If it's hypoparathyroidism, the treatment is calcium and vitamin d (both inactive and active) replacement. ...Read more

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