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How Calcitonin And Parathyroid Hormones Maintain Calcium Levels In The Body
What hormones cause calcitonin and parathyroid hormone to be released? I know blood ca level has to do with it, but what hormones cause their release?
No hormones: Parathyroid hormone is released as a response to your calcium level (low calcium causes increased PTH). It is not regulated by any particular hormones. Calcitonin is a hormone that has no obvious function in humans (as opposed to fish). It is made in the thyroid gland, but people who have had their thyroid removed do not need calcitonin to remain normal. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Are there any books or types of books I can read about how calcitriol, calcitonin, and parathyroid hormone work together?
Wikipedia: You seem to have a lot of questions on this topic. I have found that Wikipedia is a good source for information. You could search under "calcium homeostasis", as well as Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone and calcitonin to gain a better understanding on how these hormones work together to control your calcium level. ...Read more
Yes: Pth levels may be lower when serum calcium is very adequate, but without PTH the body cannot maintain the homeostasis. Pth is needed to make active vitamin d which helps the gut absorb calcium and phosphorus. Pth also regulates the balance between calcium and phos among other important things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parathyroid hormone is elevated. Calcium.Mag are good.What can I do or take to lower the hormone level?
Hyperparathyroidism: The parathyroids make a hormone, PTH, which mobilizes calcium from your bones and keeps blood calcium normal. Overactive parathyroids make too much PTH, raising blood Ca, and leeching Ca out of your bones (Osteoporosis) and too much gets into kidney (kidney stones). Kidney disease can cause this, but often it is from an abnormal parathyroid gland that must be removed surgically. ...Read more
My parathyroid hormone level sometimes goes to 80 and then sometimes is normal this has been going on for 5 yrs calcium level is normal?
Not necessarily: Primary hyperparathyroidism and malignancy are the most common causes of increase serum calcium , accounting for more than 90 percent of cases. There are ways to differentiate one to the other ( check intact pth, PTH related peptide etc) . You should see your doctor and have further blood work-up and discussion in management of the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High levels of calcium in my blood and my parathyroid hormone is -3. Is this symptoms of cancer.?
Many causes: There are many causes of high serum calcium. In your case it is not due to hyperactivity of parathyroid gland but it is not feasible to say why your calcium is high without additional information. See this site for more info on this subject. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes. ...Read more
My cousin has low vitamin d, high calcium levels, but has normal parathyroid hormone levels. What could cause this? Doesn't make sense to me.
many possiblities: While hyperparathyroidism is by far the most common cause of elevated serum calcium, there are many other possible causes. Hopefully your cousin does not have cancer, the next most common cause, but there are still many other possibilities. It is important for your cousin to see a good doctor to find the cause. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes. ...Read more
What vitamins in a persons body can affect breathing.Muscles if calcium and magnesium are good but have elevated parathyroid hormone?
Whoa: Your breathing muscles need no special vitamins beyond what you'll get with a halfway reasonable diet. What concerns me is your having an elevated parathyroid hormone. Either you have a parathyroid adenoma / hyperplasia which is really serious, or you are vitamin d deficient. You need to address this. You'll feel much better. Again, please forgive my frankness & do right by yourself. ...Read more
Urologist sent me for tests because of kidney stones. Parathyroid hormone level is at 85.8. Calcium in blood is 8.6. What does this mean?
Kidney stones: I am a little surprised that you have kidney stones with the numbers you present. Calcium is a bit low and PTH a bit high. If the Urologist has not discussed this with you please call him! If the Urologist did discuss this with you but you are still not sure how good or bad this is (independent of kidney stones) , you must see the Urologist. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
I have normal calcimum level but a low parathyroid hormone level so what can do damage to the gland?
I have normal calcimum level, but a low parathyroid hormone level. Can severe screaming cause damage to the gland?
Calcium reabsorption: Hi. We filter a lot of our blood calcium into the urine, but the body can't afford to lose that (along with many other filtered goodies), so the kidneys have evolved means to regulate reabsorption out of the urinary filtrate back into the bloodstream. PTH binding to the PTH receptor (cAMP mechanism) activates calcium transporters in the distal tubule so the calcium is recovered. ...Read more
Parathyroid: Parathyroid hormone and calcium are linked. If parathyroid hormone increases so will calcium in most circumstances. If your doctor has discussed calcium and parathyroid hormone but you have not understood it, or it has never been discussed with you, I strongly recommend you go online and read the many articles (easy to understand) that discuss links between calcium and parathyroid hormone. ...Read more
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