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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pth Intact And Calcium (Overview)

Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a 84 Amino Acid hormone which is important in regulating blood calcium levels. Intact indicates the full 84 Amino Acid hormone. There are fragments of the hormone also in the blood. Pth and calium are measured at the same time to determine if there are abnormalities of parathyroid function. For example a low level of hormone may cause a low calcium level.


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If after 5 weeks of a total thyroidectomy your pth is low a 3 and i been taking 9 calcium 3 vit D3 does this mean there gone or not going to work?

If after 5 weeks of a total thyroidectomy  your pth is low a 3 and i been taking 9 calcium 3 vit D3 does this mean there gone or not going to work?

Wait more: 5 weeks is still early so watchful waiting is the way to go. If the parathyroid is truly a problem, you should take Calcitriol (active vitamin d) to decrease the amount of calcium you need to take in a day. Pth is needed for the complete conversion of vit d3 to active vitamin d and hence calcium absorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pth Intact And Calcium (Overview)

Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a 84 Amino Acid hormone which is important in regulating blood calcium levels. Intact indicates the full 84 Amino Acid hormone. There are fragments of the hormone also in the blood. Pth and calium are measured at the same time to determine if there are abnormalities of parathyroid function. For example a low level of hormone may cause a low calcium level.


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What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

Active vitamin D: Hi. Calcitriol is the active hormone form of vitamin D. If you are vitamin D deficient, it will make up the loss. However, if your kidneys work and you have normal PTH function, you will make your own calcitriol by just taking over the counter vitamin D and letting your own body make the calcitriol. I've seen your case on here. Isn't your doctor explaining ANYTHING to you? They owe you explanation ...Read more

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What does it mean when my IONIZED CALCIUM is LOW and my INTACT PTH is high? What's the cure to this alarming result? Please help. Thanks.

What does it mean when my IONIZED CALCIUM is LOW and my INTACT PTH is high? What's the cure to this alarming result? Please help. Thanks.

Low Ca highPTH: Calcium in our blood circulates in two forms. Bound to albumin. Unbound =ionized. Low ionized Calcium is low unbound calcium. It is abnormal. And low ionized calcium will trigger PTH secretoon to higher levels. Remedy requires figuring out why and fixing root cause. Meanwhile, under guidance, take vitamin D 2000 iu daily and 1000 mg calciun as calcium citrate. Is your kidney function normal? ...Read more

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With my slightly below normal IONIZED CALCIUM and slightly elevated INTACT PTH, is it beneficial to take 1 tablet of CALCIDAY once a day?

With my slightly below normal IONIZED CALCIUM and slightly elevated INTACT PTH, is it beneficial to take 1 tablet of CALCIDAY once a day?

Calcium: You should be taking in at least 1000 mg of calcium per day. Much of calcium is not absorbed. It may be important to determine whether you have a problem with calcium absorption. Vit D deficiency will do this. See your doctor about your Vit D level. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pth intact and calcium?

What is the definition or description of: pth intact and calcium?

84 amino acids PTH: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a 84 Amino Acid hormone which is important in regulating blood calcium levels. Intact indicates the full 84 Amino Acid hormone. There are fragments of the hormone also in the blood. Pth and calium are measured at the same time to determine if there are abnormalities of parathyroid function. For example a low level of hormone may cause a low calcium level. ...Read more

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5yo kid, vit D total 34.66, intact PTH 63.2, calcium 9.6, phosphorus 5.1, magnesium 1.9; kid prev had vit D insuff, is PTH value normal; who treats it?

5yo kid, vit D total 34.66, intact PTH 63.2, calcium 9.6, phosphorus 5.1, magnesium 1.9; kid prev had vit D insuff, is PTH value normal; who treats it?

Endocrinology: Depending on your area specialists, and endocrinologist or gastroenterologist would be the types of physicians you would best consult. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?

Active vitamin D: Hi. Calcitriol is the active hormone form of vitamin D. If you are vitamin D deficient, it will make up the loss. However, if your kidneys work and you have normal PTH function, you will make your own calcitriol by just taking over the counter vitamin D and letting your own body make the calcitriol. I've seen your case on here. Isn't your doctor explaining ANYTHING to you? They owe you explanation ...Read more

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My wife has normal calcium but high pth?

My wife has normal calcium but high pth?

More labs needed: Your doctor will likely investigate her vitamin d levels relative to pth, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Elevations in PTH could be the result of vitamin d deficiency also, as well as other things. She may need to see an endocrinologist or possibly even a nephrologist. Please discuss this with your primary care provider to plan a course of action. ...Read more

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What can cause low pth and high/normal calcium levels?

What can cause low pth and high/normal calcium levels?

Many causes: Indicates that ca is high and that PTH is not the cause. Other causes include: too much vitamin d malignancy chronic granulomatous disease thiazides hyperthyroid rarely: acromegaly, addison's, milk alkali syndrome, and a few others. ...Read more

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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