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Doctor insights on: What Are Potential Side Effects Of Parathyroid Disorders

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What are potential side effects of parathyroid disorders?

What are potential side effects of parathyroid disorders?

Osteoporosis: If an adenoma on the gland develops (usually only in one of the four), there is excess absorption and mobilization of calcium, which can result in enough loss of bone to risk fragility. If there is inadequate hormone, the opposite happens and low blood calcium can result in muscle contraction issues. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Parathyroid Disorders (Definition)

Parathyroid disorders are a group of disorders that affect the parathyroids, which are small glands near the thyroid gland in the front of the neck that control calcium ...Read more


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Who gets parathyroid disease?

Anybody: There are a few hereditary causes of parathyroid disease which can increase your risk above the general population but generally speaking, parathyroid disease can occur in anyone and at any age, although the average is around 60 years of age. ...Read more

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How are parathyroid disorders found?

How are parathyroid disorders found?

Blood test & imaging: It can be confirmed by lab and urine tests, followed by imaging studies (parathyroid scan +/- neck ultrasound). ...Read more

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Are parathyroid disorders hereditary?

Are parathyroid disorders hereditary?

Yes and no: Parathyroid disorder can occur in anyone but it could also be hereditary (that is if a family member has hyperparathyrodiism, you are at higher risk of developing the disease). There is also a condition called men (multiple endocrine neoplasm) that can increase your risk of parathyroid disease if someone in your family has it. ...Read more

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How are parathyroid disorders treated?

How are parathyroid disorders treated?

Many: If it's hyperparathyroidism, the best treatment is surgery. Medications and possibly alcohol injection can be used but these are inferior to surgery and only considered when surgery is refused or contraindicated. If it's hypoparathyroidism, the treatment is calcium and vitamin d (both inactive and active) replacement. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of parathyroid disease?

What are the symptoms of parathyroid disease?

Many symptoms: Parathyroid hormone is responsible for regulating calcium level in blood. If high, it will raise calcium level in your blood causing osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney problems, bone pain, constipation, abdominal pain, psychological problems...If low, it can cause low calcium in the blood resulting in numbness/tingling, muscle cramps, fatigue, irritability, seizures, uncontrolled movements... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of parathyroid disorders?

What are the symptoms of parathyroid disorders?

There are several...: Symptoms are related to an elevated level of parathyroid hormone, which causes a high blood calcium level. Minimal symptoms are present until the calcium level is so high as to cause kidney stones, GI "moans" (constipation, nausea, belly pain), psychic "groans" (confusion, dementia, depression, etc.), and pain in the bones, including diffuse bone pain and fractures. ...Read more

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How common is parathyroid disease in teenagers?

How common is parathyroid disease in teenagers?

Rare: I'm an adult doc but i think it's pretty rare. High calcium is the first finding, but i'd look for other causes. ...Read more

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How does the sensipar medication work in curing parathyroid disorders?

How does the sensipar medication work in curing parathyroid disorders?

Negative feedback: Sensipar (aka cinacalcet) helps the parathyroid gland respond better to calcium in the blood stream. The presence of calcium typically slows down the parathyroid gland as the gland wants to increase calcium levels in the blood. The gland will produce PTH (parathyroid hormone) to help increase calcium levels. With the drug, the gland isn't as active and PTH levels are lower. ...Read more

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My dr. Won't check pth because my calcium levels are consistently normal. Will calcium always be elevated in parathyroid disorders?

My dr. Won't check pth because my calcium levels are consistently normal. Will calcium always be elevated in parathyroid disorders?

Parathyroid test: Parathyroid levels are very closely reflected by your calcium levels my impression is you are concerned about over active and general totally normal calcium is enough there are rare cases where actual assessment by direct measurements is of value in a fair number of patients with vitamind insufficiency we see high PTH levels which is a costly way to decide all of us need calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia, sjogren's, barettes esophagus, parathyroid disease. I take many prescription for these conditions. How can I lose weight.

I have fibromyalgia, sjogren's, barettes esophagus, parathyroid disease. I take many prescription for these conditions.  How can I lose weight.

Talk with your doc: Talk with your doctor about your weight concerns. S/he may be just as concerned as you are! you need to review your current diet for what needs changing -- perhaps your doctor has a nutritionist s/he refers to, who can help. Eat whole foods, eliminating processed ones as much as possible; low sugar; lean proteins, low-starch veggies; fruits, etc. Gradually increase movement and exercise. ...Read more

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What is parathyroid disorder? What does your parathyroid look like or feel like in your neck?

What is parathyroid disorder? What does your parathyroid look like or feel like in your neck?

Overactive: An over active parathyroid gland, or hyperparathyroidism, can cause weak bones, broken bones, kidney stones, pancreatitis, stomach ulcers, abdominal pain, fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, and anxiety. A normal parathyroid gland is about the size of a grain of rice or a pea. An abnormal gland is about the size of an olive. They are nearly impossible to feel on normal examination. ...Read more

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What are the possible consequences of failing to treat a parathyroid disorder?

What are the possible consequences of failing to treat a parathyroid disorder?

Multiple: If we are dealing with hyperparathyroidism, then untreated it can lead to recurrent kidney stones, osteoperosis, bone fractures, joint pain, fatigue, abdominal pain, and concentration/mood issues too. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a parathyroid biopsy?

None: Unclear how this biopsy was done. If it was needle biopsy there should be no side effects. If during surgery unlikely to cause problems. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery?

What are the side effects from a parathyroid removal surgery?

Usually none.: Usually, removing a single parathyroid gland/tumor is straightforward and complications are rare. It is common, however to have a deficiency of vitamin d while hyperparathyroid, and this will need to be corrected after the surgery. Infrequent complications could include hoarseness, permanent low calcium and parathyroid levels, or hypothyroidism, in the rare case where the thyroid is taken out. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of removing the parathyroid ?

What are the side effects of removing the parathyroid ?

None if 1 is taken.: If an abnormal parathyroid gland is removed there should be no side effects, if one normal gland is removed during thyroid surgery there also should be no side effects. If all 4 normal glands are removed a very low blood calcium will occur causing tingling and cramps and rarely seizures. This can be treated. ...Read more

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Lansoprazole side effects include stiff neck?

Lansoprazole side effects include stiff neck?

The main side effect: Are :constipation, diarrhea, nausea.Allergic reaction.
There are other very rare side effects but no stiff neck. ...Read more

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How safe is Gabapentin 300 mg 3x's daily? Serious side effects? Much use for pain in the neck region? Other uses?

Gabapentin problems: Gabapentin is an anti-seizure medicine. It s used a lot for nerve pains. It causes tiredness and some weight gain. Otherwise it is a very safe medicine and it is excreted totally unchanged in the urine. ...Read more

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My dad had neck dissection and lymph nodes removed what are the side effects or risks involved after this procedure?

My dad had neck dissection and lymph nodes removed what are the side effects or risks involved after this procedure?

Neck Dissection: The best person to ask is the surgeon who did the surgery. He will know exactly what was done and can tell you what to expect specifically for your dad. ...Read more

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Side effects from spinal tap? I can't move around much due to shooting pain from neck down...It's been 3 days; what should I do?

You need to be seen: While it is possible to have side effects of a spinal tap last, the time since your examination is long enough to cause some concern. Call your doctor and discuss this problem. Measure your temperature prior to the contact. ...Read more

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What are side effects of a radical neck dissection?

What are side effects of a radical neck dissection?

Facial Paralysis and: Facial paralysis and loss of taste sensation and numbness of the face. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of a radical neck dissection?

I was wondering what are the side effects of a radical neck dissection?

Depends on cause: Most often radical neck dissections are done by ENT surgeons for cancer. Side effects are dependent on the location of the cancer and invasiveness. Some of the potential side effects based on the anatomy of the region include damage/injury to the large vessels-ie. Carotid artery, jugular vein. This can lead to stroke. Damage can occur to nerves that control swallowing or the ability to speak. ...Read more

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What are side effects or drawbacks of using sea buckthorn oil on face and neck?

What are side effects or drawbacks of using sea buckthorn oil on face and neck?

I don't believe: there are any "side effects or drawbacks" from the use of this "essential" oil on your face and neck HOWEVER I cannot find any scientifically based studies on the BENEFITS of such treatment!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Side effects of losec (omeprazole) - stiff neck?

Side effects of losec (omeprazole) - stiff neck?

Let us try to help: Some of the most frequent side effects of Omeprazole (experienced by over 1% of those taking the drug) are headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, dizziness, trouble awakening and sleep deprivation, nostiff neck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radio therapy on my neck?

What are the side effects of radio therapy on my neck?

Swallowing effects: Radiation therapy to the neck is usually employed with nodal disease, either primary as in lymphoma or metastatic squamous Ca from oral cavity or pharynx. The most common complication occurs when the effect is on the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus at which time the salivary glands are destroyed and radiation fibrosis causes dysphagia. ...Read more

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What happen during decompression surgery in your neck? Are there any side effects to a lidoderm patch?

What happen during decompression surgery in your neck? Are there any side effects to a lidoderm patch?

Neck Decompression: You probably have herniated discs that are causing impingement of your nerves what they are planning to do is remove the disc that is causing the impingement. Lidoderm patches side effects are minimal unless you are allergic to the Lidocaine or to the adhesive beware you can not used them for more than 12 hours. Clean the area rest for 1 hour and then you can reapply another patch ...Read more