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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. Steve Martinez
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Hyperparathyroidism (Definition)

Hyperparathyroidism is the 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?

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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