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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

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


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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'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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Parathyroid hormone is an important hormone. Why?

Parathyroid hormone is an important hormone. Why?

Blood calcium: Parathyroid hormone is critical for maintaining a normal blood calcium level through its actions on bone, kidney and indirectly on the intestine. Absence of the hormone causes a marked lowering of blood calcium and a variety of symptoms. ...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 you tell me about parathyroid hormone level!?

Calcium: The parathyroid gland regulates calcium levels in your body. A parathyroid hormone level is needed to do this correctly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: parathyroid hormone?

What is the definition or description of: parathyroid hormone?

A hormone: Parathormone or parathyrin, is secreted by the chief cells of the parathyroid gland. It acts to increase the concentration of calcium (ca2+) in the blood. ...Read more

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What does parathyroid hormone (parathormone) work together with?

What does parathyroid hormone (parathormone) work together with?

?: Don't understand this questions. Pth interacts with blood calcium but has effects on the kidney and a host of other organs that are unclear. ...Read more

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What happens when your parathyroid hormone shuts off completely?

Cardiac arrhythmia: While this is most unlikely, parathyroid hormone is one of the major controls of calcium metabolism and homeostasis. But, vitamin d and calcitonin are also involved. Therefore, even if all of your parathyroid glands are removed, you would develop symptoms over a short time--which the other mechanisms try to compensate. But, short answer: you get a cardiac arrhythmia and could die. ...Read more

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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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How does parathyroid hormone lower calcium levels?

How does parathyroid hormone lower calcium levels?

Parathyroid hormone: Normal parathyroid hormone levels does not lower calcium levels.
A low parathyroid level will lower calcium.
A low calcium may increase parathyroid levels.

Please discuss further with your doctor. ...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 is the role of parathyroid hormone in osteoporosis?

Bone formation: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulates serum calcium and phosphate, and stimulates bone formation. Forteo is a synthetic PTH which is used to treat osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Got a thyroidectomy now my parathyroid hormone is too high?

High PTH: We have noted PTH rise in about 25% of our patients undergoing total and completion thyroidectomy. Why is this. Our research shows, in submission, is simply vitamin D deficiency. ...Read more

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Do you control parathyroid hormone secretion using casr antagonist?

Her how it works: The g protein-coupled, seven-pass transmembrane molecule present in the parathyroid gland and kidney controls calcium homeostasis by releasing parathyroid hormone (pth). Manipulating calcium-sensing receptor (casr) using small-molecule allosteric modulators can affect PTH secretion. ...Read more

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If the body has enough calcium in it will it still release the parathyroid hormone?

If the body has enough calcium in it will it still release the parathyroid hormone?

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 more

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Parathyroid hormone is elevated. Calcium. Mag are good. What can I do or take to lower the hormone level?

What’s you 25 OH?: What is your 25 OH vitamin D level? If it is low, you could be placed on supplementation and that could correct an elevated PTH. If not, you may have early hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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My calcium level 10.6 parathyroid hormone 123 age 44 is thing normal?

My calcium level 10.6 parathyroid hormone 123 age 44 is thing normal?

Hyperparathyroid: This is not normal. A 24 hour urine calcium could be done and then you should see an endocrine surgeon who specializes in treating hyperparathyroidism. They can decide if you need a scan and which one prior to surgery. ...Read more

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How are calcium blood levels affected by increased amounts of parathyroid hormone?

How are calcium blood levels affected by increased amounts of parathyroid hormone?

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

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I have normal calcimum level but a low parathyroid hormone level so what can do damage to the gland?

Don't worry: If your calcium level is normal, there is not much to worry about. If your parathyroid hormone level is very low, you may be taking too much calcium by mouth, or you could have some other source of extra calcium in your blood. Discuss with your md or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Vit d deficiency: Hello, minimal elevation of pth might be 2 to vitamin d 25 deficiency, please check your vit d25 if your pth goes minimally elevated again, especially calcium wnl ...Read more

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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?

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

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My parathyroid hormone is 123 and calcium in blood is 11 is that tumer?

My parathyroid hormone is 123 and calcium in blood is 11 is that tumer?

Hyperparathyroidism: You have hyperparathyroidism and that is around the range you should consider surgery. You must have an experienced parathyroid surgeon do this. ...Read more

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When blood calcium level drops, what is the change on the level of parathyroid hormone?

When blood calcium level drops, what is the change on the level of parathyroid hormone?

Hormone increases.: In people with normal parathyroid gland function a decrease in blodd calcium produces an immediate increase in parathyroid hormone in order to restore the blood calcium to normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could the parathyroid hormone decrease the loss of calcium from the kidneys?

Can you tell me how could the parathyroid hormone decrease the loss of calcium from the kidneys?

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

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How does a lack of parathyroid hormone cause hypocalcemia?

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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High levels of calcium in my blood and my parathyroid hormone is off. Is this cancer.?

High levels of calcium in my blood and my parathyroid hormone is off. Is this cancer.?

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 more

Parathyroid Hormone (Definition)

Parathormone or parathyrin, is secreted by the chief cells of the parathyroid gland. It acts to increase the concentration of calcium ...Read more