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Doctor insights on: Natural Cures For Hyperparathyroidism

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Is there any natural way to reverse hyperparathyroidism without surgery?

Is there any natural way to reverse hyperparathyroidism without surgery?

Hyperpara: You can drink a lot of water to try to prevent kidney stones. You can take drugs like Fosamax (alendronate) to try to prevent bone loss. There is a drug called sensipar which lowers calcium levels but does not prevent the bone loss. In short, if you are 41 and have primary hyperparathyroidism, you should probably have surgery. You should be seen by an endocrinologist who can refer you to a good surgeon.

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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Hyperparathyroidism (Definition)

A condition of having an overactive parathyroid gland, which results in higher levels of calcium in the blood, which may cause weakness, ...Read more


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How is secondary hyperparathyroidism diagnosed? What is the cure to this? Thank you.

Calcium parathyroid: This is usually diagnosed in people with kidney disease. If the calcium is low, or the phosphorus too high, or the level of Vit D too low, the parathyroid makes too much PTH, which causes bone disease. Treatment targets the cause: vit D (calcitriol), phosphate binders, special diets.

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What's the most natural treatment for hyperparathyroidism?

Depends on type: In the case of secondary hyperparathyroidism seen in the setting of significant renal insufficiency/chronic kidney disease the first step is to limit phosphorus intake in the diet. Dairy products and food high in protein can be sources of phosphorus. A dietician can review in details those foods that should be moderated.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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

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What are the effects of secondary hyperparathyroidism?

Treat the Cause: Effects of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism are Bone and Joint pain are very common Limb deformities Pleotropic effect on Immune System Neurological Disordersand their symptoms

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Will my untreated hyperparathyroidism decrease my life expectancy?

Yes.: Population-based studies have demonstrated a 10% decrease in life expectancy of people with untreated hyperparathyroidism as compared to those that have had surgery. While the reason for this is unknown, it is speculated as secondary to higher rates of heart disease.

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What is the difference between hyperparathyroidism and hypoparathyroidism?

High and low calcium: Hypoparathyroidisim has low calcium and low PTH (hormone that controls calcium). Hyperparathyroidis, has high calcium and either high or (abnormally) normal pth.

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Can you please describe the effects of chronic secondary hyperparathyroidism on the body?

Can you please describe the effects of chronic secondary hyperparathyroidism on the body?

Many as listed: 1 Weakning of the bones and osteoporosis 2Calciphylaxis is when calcium forms clumps in the skin and lead to ulcers and death of surrounding tissues 3Cardiovascular events 4Chronic itching 5Abnormal fat and sugar metabolism 6Anemia 7 Other symptoms of hypercalcemia like excessive thirst and urine, insomnia, bone pains, los of appetite etc.

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What can I do other than take in large amounts of calcium daily for my hyperparathyroidism?

What can I do other than take in large amounts of calcium daily for my hyperparathyroidism?

I think you meant: Hypoparathyroidism typically requires calcium and vitamin d supplementation. Hyperparathyroidism on the other hand, causes hypercalcemia (high blood calcium) and in need for surgery or medication. It is important to distinguish the different types of hyperparathyroidism (primary versus secondary versus tertiary), so seeking an expert is advised.

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I feel as if high order thinking is more difficult w hyperparathyroidism. Will this improve with parathyroidectomy?

Perhaps: There is a subtle neurotoxicity to hyperparathyroidism. Sometimes these vague symptoms will normalize following surgery. However, the decision on surgery should primarily be made based on bone health, kidney stones, etc. If you are a 41 yo woman with definate hyperparathyroidism, you should probably have it surgically fixed. Make sure the surgeon does this procedure often.

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How is life expectancy related to hyperparathyroidism? What is life expectancy in 41 yr old with hyperparathyroidism?

How is life expectancy related to hyperparathyroidism? What is life expectancy in 41 yr old with hyperparathyroidism?

Statistically life: Population studies show an increase risk of cardiac and cerebrovascular events for patients with untreated hyperparathyroidism. These events can increase morbidity and also mortality. Therefore, life expectancy is theoretically reduced. I would advise a 41 year old to get the condition fixed.

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If I have kidney dysfunction causing hyperparathyroidism, is there anything I can do to reverse this? In overall good health, but very concerned.

See kidney expert.: Hyperparathyroidism is a common complication of impaired kidney function. A kidney specialist should be able to treat this with one of several medications.

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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

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Can you be both hypothyroid and hyperparathyroid?

Can you be both hypothyroid and hyperparathyroid?

Yes: Hypothyroidism is low production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. Hyperparathyroidism is overproduction of PTH by parathyroid glands. Although the parathyroid glands are next to the thyroid, they are completely unrelated glands, and can cause problems seperately or together. Hypothyroidism is fairly common, so is primary hyperparathyroidism in women, so you could easily have both.

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Are hyperparathyroidism and hypothyroidism related?

SEPERATE CONDITIONS: These are two separate conditions and can happen to some patients together There is no concvincing evidence that there is any relationship for these two conditions