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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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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What would be a good treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism?

What would be a good treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism?

Treat the cause: Secondary hyperparathyroidism is seen in Chronic Kidney Failure. If you treat the kidney failure the hyperparathyroidism will improve
Other causes are Chronic Pancreatitis, Small Bowel Disease and post Bariatric Surgery
Treat the cause low calcium with Calcium and Vitamin D Supplement ...Read more

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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

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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

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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. In such a case, the calcium would drop and increase the work of the parathyroid gland. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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
If your doctor is not available go to any doctor and get your blood tested ...Read more

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How young can you get hyperparathyroidism?

How young can you get hyperparathyroidism?

Any age: Rarely, babies are born with this condition or predisposed to this condition for different reasons. ...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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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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What are the symptoms you get with hyperparathyroidism?

What are the symptoms you get with hyperparathyroidism?

Bone Pain: Hyperparathyroidism occur because of enlargement of your parathyroid gland. This enlargement leads to overactivity of the PTH hormone. This hormone can cause poor calcium absorption thus leading to a weakened bone structure. With poor bone formation, you can develop bone pain but more importantly fractures. With weakend bones, you can easily break your bones on a simple fall. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Can you have hyperparathyroidism and hypothyroidism together?

Yes you can: Yes you can have these two conditions together ...Read more

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I have neurological symptoms, is there any chance it could be hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroidism: Is easily diagnosed when calcium and intact PTH are both elevated then your like have that. A neck CT scan may be done. ...Read more