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Will my untreated hyperparathyroidism decrease my life expectancy?

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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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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How is life expectancy related to hyperparathyroidism? What is life expectancy in 41 yr old with hyperparathyroidism?

Normal with treatmen: Prathyroidism at age of 41 whether symptomatic or not needs to be treated with excision of the gland producing too much hormone after doing the scan of the glands After treatment is completed life expectancy will be normal and it will not be affected Discuss with his Endocrinologist ...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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Diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. What can I expect now?

MayNeedParathyrectom: gYou are diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism and you are 36 years old.That makes you a candidate for Parathyryrectomy.That is removal of the gland which is producing too much Hormone ...Read more

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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

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Is there any natural way to reverse hyperparathyroidism without surgery?

Is there any natural way to reverse hyperparathyroidism without surgery?

Not Really: The only way to cure Primary Hyperparathyroidism is by surgery in most cases . But secondary Hyperparathyroidism due to chronic kidney failure can be treated medically and surgery only if medical treatment fails There is no way to cure Hyperparathyroidism naturally ...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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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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