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Why is hyperparathyroid disease so hard to diagnose?

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

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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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Is it possible for hyperparathyroidism to cause degenerative disc disease?

Possible: Hyperparathyroidism will cause bones to be broken down. Degenerative disc disease is the process where the discs are injured and inflammed. If bones are broken done, they can weaken and be more susceptiple to injury leading to bone pain. ...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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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

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What kind of doctor diagnoses hyperparathyroidism?

Endocrinologist.: The diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism could be made by a general practitioner or internist but the most experienced specialist would be an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose hyperparathyroidism and follow it after treatment.?

Blood and urine test: To make a diagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism you need first to have a blood test for Calcium level in your blood. If you have normal calcium level and not even high normal you do not in all probability have Hyperparathyroidism and no test need to be done but if calcium level is high than you will need blood level of Parathyroid Hormone&VitD level. After diagnosis Scan&ultrasound and possible Surgery ...Read more

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Is weight hard to lose with hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism? Also is extreme fatigue related to this as well?

Fatigue yes,wt loss?: It is not unusual to have extreme fatigue due to Hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia.But it is not hard to loose weight Actually patients with Hyperparathyroidism loose weight as they have no appetite most of the time ...Read more

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What is hyperparathyroidism?

What is hyperparathyroidism?

Hyper parathyroid's: Is an excess of parathyroid hormone in the bloodstream due to overactivity of one or more of the body's four parathyroid glands. These oval, grain-of-rice-sized glands are located in your neck. The parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone, which helps maintain an appropriate balance of calcium in the bloodstream and in tissues that depend on calcium for proper functioning. ...Read more

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What is primary hyperparathyroid?

What is primary hyperparathyroid?

PrimaryHyperparathyr: Primary Hyperparathyroidism is usually caused by a tumor of the parathyrod gland called Adenoma,which secretes excesive Parathyroid Hormone causing elevation in Calcium level in blood. Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism are due to High Calcium Digestive Symptoms like indigestion,ulcers etc Kidney Stones Bone Pains Fatigue,Depression and memory loss Passng too much Urine Classicaly Bone,Moan&Groan ...Read more

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What are signs of hyperparathyroidism?

What are signs of hyperparathyroidism?

Related to HIGH CALC: The signs and symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism are related to high level of calcium in blood.And are 1 Excessive thirst and frequent urination 2Nausea/vomiting/constipation 3Bone pain 4Kidney stones 5osteoporosis 6Cofusion,fatigue and lethargy and memory loss 7 INSOMNIA 8 loss of appetite Confirmed by doing a blood test for calcium level and high calcium and Prathormonr level ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

The range of it: Fragile bones that easily fracture (osteoporosis) kidney stones excessive urination abdominal pain tiring easily or weakness depression or forgetfulness bone and joint pain frequent complaints of illness with no apparent cause nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite. ...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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Diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. What can I expect now?

Diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. What can I expect now?

Diagnosed with HPT: If your diagnosis comes from or is confirmed by an endocrinologist, and you meet surgery criteria, and most do, then you need to be referred to a competent, preferably high volume, surgeon. ...Read more

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What symptoms typically go along with hyperparathyroidism?

Polyuria, stones: Hyperparathyroidism is primary if the gland overproduces on its own, secondary if the cause is hypocalcemia, usually induced by kidney dz. The symptoms can be mild with mild ca increase . The most commom complaint in primary is increased urination, and kidney stones with the complaint of pain. Secondary hyperparathyroidism is part of renal failure and is blamed for the itching with that dz. ...Read more

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I know hyperparathyroidism has consequences. What are they?

Consequences: Parathyroid hormones are responsible for regulating calcium level in blood. The most common cause of hyperparathyroidism is a growth on your parathyroid gland causing overproduction of this hormone. If high, it will raise calcium level in your blood causing osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney problems, constipation, abdominal pain, bone pain, psychological overtone, fatigue, memory loss... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroidism: Hyperparathyroidism = overactivity of 1 or more parathyroid glands with excess production of parathyroid hormone causing loss of calcium and bone weakness. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperparathyroidism/basics/symptoms/con-20022086 ...Read more

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