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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.
396 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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