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What Could Be Causing My Hypoparathyroidism If My Calcium Levels Are Normal
Can be normal: It all depends on the severity of your parathyroid underactivity. Causes of hypoaparathyroidism can also be transient in nature. Make sure you get your magensium and vitamin d (both, 25 and 1, 25 vitamin d) levels checked and also to do 24 hr urine collection for calcium. Discuss this with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Hypoparathyroidism is the condition of having an underactive parathyroid gland, resulting of low levels of calcium in the blood. This may produce a wide range of symptoms throughout the body, including muscle cramps, tingling sensations throughout the body, dry ...Read more
I take lithium and seeing and endocrinologist bc of hypoparathyroidism and calcium. The med may have caused this. If this is removed will it come back?
Wrong direction!: Testing calcium in the blood is helpful in evaluating parathyroid function but in the case of hypo (low) parathyroidism, one would expect calcium to be low or lower normal range, not high. The parathyroid gland puts out parathyroid hormone in an effort to help keep calcium levels in the bloodstream up, so when it's under active the calcium tends to fall. ...Read more
Kidneywise is it advisable for me to use kre alkalyn for fitness purposes, I have hypoparathyriodism and I use calcium medication daily?
Hypoparathyriodism...Any new studies for hope? 24 pills a day is taxing. Cacitriol, calcium, fish oil, water pill to absorb, multi vit., potasium.
Many different cause: Underactivity of the parathyroid glands probably most commonly results from thyroid surgery or treatment which can damage the small imbedded glands. It is quite rare and the list of potential causes is very long. One should consider viral or autoimmune damage to the glands as well as many know genetic inborn error of metabolism. The opposite condition, hyperparathyroidism is more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to test calcitonin levels, or for hypoparathyroidism? Also, is there some kind of parathyroidism replacement therapy?
Tests for: calcitonin and parathyroid hormone are readily available. The most common test would be measurement of your calcium, and (if necessary) ionized calcium. Vitamin D should also be evaluated. There are treatments for hypopara, but why do you think you have it? Calcitonin is not a part of hypopara. Check w/your doctor, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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