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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Hyperparathyroidism (Overview)

A condition of having an overactive parathyroid gland, which results in higher levels of calcium in the blood, which may cause weakness, constipation, and excessive thirst.


Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
399 doctors shared insights

Hyperparathyroidism (Overview)

A condition of having an overactive parathyroid gland, which results in higher levels of calcium in the blood, which may cause weakness, constipation, and excessive thirst.


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My calcium levels have been 10.0 for 2 years and pth level was 71 (range 11-80).Could i still have hyperparathyroidism? I have almost every symptom.

My calcium levels have been 10.0 for 2 years and pth level was 71 (range 11-80).Could i still have hyperparathyroidism? I have almost every symptom.

HighNormalCa&Parathy: Your blood levels are normal.What are your symptoms and what is 24 hour Calcium and Ionised Calcium and Vitamin D&Albumin level
We don't know what your symptoms are.It is very unlikely that you have Hyperparathyroidism based on these tests
Consult your Doctor about your symptoms
Check VitD LEVELS&Ionised Ca Levekl
And repeat the tests
Biotin supplements can make parathyroid level low
Consult MD ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

What are the common symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

50% of pts have none: Hyperparathyroidism causes an increase in calcium levels in the blood. This can lead to vague symptoms doctors refer to as "stones, bones, groans, and abdominal moans." stones= urinary stones. Bones= osteoporosis and pain. Groans= muscle aches/fatigue. Moans= upset stomach/constipation. Half of patients however may have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose hyperparathyroidism?

Blood test: Hyperparathyroidism is diagnosed with both a high calcium level with a high parathyroid hormone level or inappropriately normal parathyroid hormone level. Both are checked with blood test. ...Read more

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How is surgery performed to fix hyperparathyroidism? What are the risk I should be concerned with? I'm in my mid-twenties and have experienced issues with kidney stones. Not only have i passed two over the past couple of years, but the test done by my uro

How is surgery performed to fix hyperparathyroidism? What are the risk I should be concerned with? I'm in my mid-twenties and have experienced issues with kidney stones. Not only have i passed two over the past couple of years, but the test done by my uro

Endocrinologist : Your have several (4) parathyroid glands, removing one can help with eliminating your kidney stones in the future. Look for the surgeon with experience doing it. All your concerns should be addressed by surgeon and endocrinologist before surgery. ...Read more

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What are tests for hyperparathyroidism and vitamin d deficiency?

It depend what kind: The gold standard of diagnosis is the parathyroid immunoassay. Once an elevated parathyroid hormone has been confirmed, goal of diagnosis is to determine whether the hyperparathyroidism is primary or secondary in origin by obtaining a serum calcium level which is high in primary case, low in secondary cases. ...Read more

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I know hyperparathyroidism has consequences. What are they?

Consequences: Parathyroid hormones are 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, constipation, abdominal pain, bone pain, psychological overtone, fatigue, memory loss... ...Read more

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Can low vitamin d cause hyperparathyroid symptoms?

Can low vitamin d cause hyperparathyroid symptoms?

Unlikely: Agree with dr. Wingo. Low vitamin d can raise your parathyroid level but it should not cause hyperparathyroid symptoms. Most hyperparathyroid symptoms are caused by the elevated calcium which is not expected to happen in this case. ...Read more

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What is normal levels of calcium? Mine was 10.2. What does this mean? What does hyperparathyroidism mean? Can diet decrease levels? Also hve hypothyrd

What is normal levels of calcium? Mine was 10.2. What does this mean? What does hyperparathyroidism mean? Can diet decrease levels? Also hve hypothyrd

8.5to10.4: Nrmal Calcum level is 8.5to10.4 mgm/deciliter
Your level is high normal
Hyperparathyroidism is when parathyroid gland produces too much hormone and that causes blood calcium to go up
You should repeat calcium level,25 hydroxyl vitD level and 24 hour urine for calcium as well
Hypothyroidism sometimes also occurs separately with Huperparathyroidism
High calcium diet can contribute to high calcium l ...Read more

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How can I get treated for hyperparathyroidism?

Diagnosis: First, make sure the diagnosis is correct. The treatment choices depend on the cause of the hyperparthyroidism. If it was due to low vitamin d or low calcium, replacing them will correct the hyperparathyroidism. If it's due to a growth on your parathyroid, then surgery is the cure. If surgery is not an option, there is a pill that can also be used. Again, you need to know what type you have. ...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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My brother was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. Any tips or suggestions for him?

My brother was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. Any tips or suggestions for him?

ConsultENDOCRINOLOGT: He should consult an endocrinologist and see if he is a candidate for Parathyrectomy ...Read more

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What is hyperparathyroidism?

What is hyperparathyroidism?

Hyper parathyroid's: Is an excess of parathyroid hormone in the bloodstream due to overactivity of one or more of the body's four parathyroid glands. These oval, grain-of-rice-sized glands are located in your neck. The parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone, which helps maintain an appropriate balance of calcium in the bloodstream and in tissues that depend on calcium for proper functioning. ...Read more

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What is primary hyperparathyroid?

What is primary hyperparathyroid?

PrimaryHyperparathyr: Primary Hyperparathyroidism is usually caused by a tumor of the parathyrod gland called Adenoma,which secretes excesive Parathyroid Hormone causing elevation in Calcium level in blood.
Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism are due to High Calcium
Digestive Symptoms like indigestion,ulcers etc
Kidney Stones
Bone Pains
Fatigue,Depression and memory loss
Passng too much Urine
Classicaly Bone,Moan&Groan ...Read more

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What are signs of hyperparathyroidism?

What are signs of hyperparathyroidism?

Related to HIGH CALC: The signs and symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism are related to high level of calcium in blood.And there may be no symptoms.
1 Excessive thirst and frequent urination
2Nausea/vomiting/constipation
3Bone pain
4Kidney stones
5osteoporosis
6Cofusion,fatigue and lethargy and memory loss
7 INSOMNIA
8 loss of appetite
Confirmed by doing a blood test for calcium level and high calcium and Prathormonr level ...Read more

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How do you diagnose hyperparathyroidism?

Blood test: Hyperparathyroidism is diagnosed with both a high calcium level with a high parathyroid hormone level or inappropriately normal parathyroid hormone level. Both are checked with blood test. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

The range of it: Fragile bones that easily fracture (osteoporosis)
kidney stones
excessive urination
abdominal pain
tiring easily or weakness
depression or forgetfulness
bone and joint pain
frequent complaints of illness with no apparent cause
nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite. ...Read more

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How young can you get hyperparathyroidism?

How young can you get hyperparathyroidism?

Any age: Rarely, babies are born with this condition or predisposed to this condition for different reasons. ...Read more

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How can I get treated for hyperparathyroidism?

Diagnosis: First, make sure the diagnosis is correct. The treatment choices depend on the cause of the hyperparthyroidism. If it was due to low vitamin d or low calcium, replacing them will correct the hyperparathyroidism. If it's due to a growth on your parathyroid, then surgery is the cure. If surgery is not an option, there is a pill that can also be used. Again, you need to know what type you have. ...Read more

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Why is hyperparathyroid disease so hard to diagnose?

Hard to diagnose.: HPT is hard to diagnose in its early stages because tumors are small, PTH levels are lower, and PTH and calcium levels can fluctuate from day to day or even within the same day. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

50% of pts have none: Hyperparathyroidism causes an increase in calcium levels in the blood. This can lead to vague symptoms doctors refer to as "stones, bones, groans, and abdominal moans." stones= urinary stones. Bones= osteoporosis and pain. Groans= muscle aches/fatigue. Moans= upset stomach/constipation. Half of patients however may have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with hyperparathyroidism?

What are the symptoms you get with hyperparathyroidism?

Bone Pain: Hyperparathyroidism occur because of enlargement of your parathyroid gland. This enlargement leads to overactivity of the PTH hormone. This hormone can cause poor calcium absorption thus leading to a weakened bone structure. With poor bone formation, you can develop bone pain but more importantly fractures. With weakend bones, you can easily break your bones on a simple fall. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. What can I expect now?

Diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. What can I expect now?

Diagnosed with HPT: If your diagnosis comes from or is confirmed by an endocrinologist, and you meet surgery criteria, and most do, then you need to be referred to a competent, preferably high volume, surgeon. ...Read more

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What symptoms typically go along with hyperparathyroidism?

Polyuria, stones: Hyperparathyroidism is primary if the gland overproduces on its own, secondary if the cause is hypocalcemia, usually induced by kidney dz. The symptoms can be mild with mild ca increase . The most commom complaint in primary is increased urination, and kidney stones with the complaint of pain. Secondary hyperparathyroidism is part of renal failure and is blamed for the itching with that dz. ...Read more

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I know hyperparathyroidism has consequences. What are they?

Consequences: Parathyroid hormones are 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, constipation, abdominal pain, bone pain, psychological overtone, fatigue, memory loss... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroidism: Hyperparathyroidism = overactivity of 1 or more parathyroid glands with excess production of
parathyroid hormone causing loss of calcium and bone weakness. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperparathyroidism/basics/symptoms/con-20022086 ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism, what is this exactly?

I've been diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism, what is this exactly?

OveractiveParathyroi: Hyperparathyroidism is when one or more of the Parathyroid gland(there are4 of them) start producing more Parathyroid Hormone.
Parathyroid Hormone control the Calcium level in your blood.As there is more hormone secreted the Calcium level rises as calcium is taken out of the bones and released in the blood stream and causes Osteoprosis.and other symptoms like kidney stones due to elevated Calcium ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. Any tips or suggestions for him?

ConsultENDOCRINOLOGT: He should consult an endocrinologist and see if he is a candidate for Parathyrectomy ...Read more