Top
20
Doctor insights on: Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Share
1

1
What are the effects of secondary hyperparathyroidism?

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 ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
396 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I'm having fracture, could it be secondary hyperparathyroidism and what are the other symptoms?

I'm having fracture, could it be secondary hyperparathyroidism and what are the other symptoms?

Unlikely: It is common to get fractures by tramatic injuries at any age.It is very unlikely to be due to Hyoerparathyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism causes elevated Calcium in your blood and that is due to calcium being drained from the bones and in to the circulating blood causing Osteoporosis If you have family history or other concern get your Calcium level done in your blood by your doctor ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

SecondaryHyperparath: Secondary parathyroidism which is most of the time due to Chronic Renal Failure But can also be caused after Bariatric Surgery,Small Bowel Disease and Chronic Pancreatitis, where there ilow vitamin d and low calcium and that stimulates parathyroid to make more parathyroid hormone ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What would be a good treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism?

What would be a good treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroid Tx: There are 2 major ways to treat second hyperparathyroidism (shpt). One is with vit d analouges, zemplar or hectorol. The problem with them is that they also increase levels of calcium (c) and phosphorous (p). If these are high, you can use sensipar (s) which will lower PTH levels with no increase in c or p levels. If your PTH level is > 500, you will probably need s to lower it effectively. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
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 ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can you tell me about the secondary hyperparathyroidism pathology?

Can you tell me about the secondary hyperparathyroidism pathology?

It's complicated: Let's start with primary hyperparathyroidism, which is high PTH hormone levels due to a problem with the gland itself, for example from a tumor, an adenoma. Secondary hyperpth is when PTH levels go up because of a problem outside the gland, such as low calcium or low vitamin d levels. Think of it as working overtime to accomplish its function, to raise calcium levels, when it's not happening. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What would be a good treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroid Tx: There are 2 major ways to treat second hyperparathyroidism (shpt). One is with vit d analouges, zemplar or hectorol. The problem with them is that they also increase levels of calcium (c) and phosphorous (p). If these are high, you can use sensipar (s) which will lower PTH levels with no increase in c or p levels. If your PTH level is > 500, you will probably need s to lower it effectively. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
Vit d deficiency & secondary hyperparathyroidism.prescribed 50000 d2 awhile ago.I ran out of d2 until a new script how much D3 daily to be equivalent?

Vit d deficiency & secondary hyperparathyroidism.prescribed 50000 d2 awhile ago.I ran out of d2 until a new script how much D3 daily to be equivalent?

Take the same dose: Vitamn D3 is slightly more effective than Vit D2 in raising the Vitamin D jevels accordoing to a meta analysis published in American Journal of clinical nutritition.When was your last blood test done and what is your level.It needs to be monitored when you are on high doses of Vit D Get the level of Vit D done ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
I'm having fracture, could it be secondary hyperparathyroidism and what are the other symptoms?

Unlikely: It is common to get fractures by tramatic injuries at any age.It is very unlikely to be due to Hyoerparathyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism causes elevated Calcium in your blood and that is due to calcium being drained from the bones and in to the circulating blood causing Osteoporosis If you have family history or other concern get your Calcium level done in your blood by your doctor ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can secondary hyperparathyroidism be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Can secondary hyperparathyroidism be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Yes: This would generally be in the case of severe or very low vitamin d over a period of time. In such a case, the calcium would drop and increase the work of the parathyroid gland. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
15

15
Does vitamin d deficiency cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, or is vitamin d deficiency caused by primary hyperparathyroidism?

SecondaryHyperparath: Secondary parathyroidism which is most of the time due to Chronic Renal Failure But can also be caused after Bariatric Surgery,Small Bowel Disease and Chronic Pancreatitis, where there ilow vitamin d and low calcium and that stimulates parathyroid to make more parathyroid hormone ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
I have been taking sensipar for secondary hyperparathyroid caused by kidney disease, should I follow a certain diet?

I have been taking sensipar for secondary hyperparathyroid caused by kidney disease, should I follow a certain diet?

Yes: There is a whole page of dietary recommendations at: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002442.Htm it explains about carbs, fats, proteins, calcium, phosphorus, and fluids, in the diets of chronic kidney disease patients. The primary care doctor or nephrologist can refer to a specialized dietician to help create the proper diet. ...Read more

18

18
Calcium slightly elavated secondary hyperparathyroid/vitD deficiency months ago puton vitD50000iu.1-3 months tried to make followup doctor N/A. Tired?

Calcium slightly elavated secondary hyperparathyroid/vitD deficiency months ago puton vitD50000iu.1-3 months tried to make followup doctor N/A. Tired?

NeedRepeatBloodTest: You need to follow up on your blood test to check your Calcium level and 25 Hydroxy VitD level Id your doctor is not available go to any doctor and get your blood tested ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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

See 4 more doctor answers
20

20
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

See 4 more doctor answers