What causes elevation of the parathyroid hormone?

Depends. If you have a primary parathyroid gland disorder, then it is the gland(s) secreting too much. But if you have renal disease, it may result in 'secondary" hyperparathyroidism -- in which your body is trying to decrease the serum phosphorus level and increase serum calcium levels.

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What hormones cause calcitonin and parathyroid hormone to be released? I know blood ca level has to do with it, but what hormones cause their release?

No hormones. Parathyroid hormone is released as a response to your calcium level (low calcium causes increased PTH). It is not regulated by any particular hormones. Calcitonin is a hormone that has no obvious function in humans (as opposed to fish). It is made in the thyroid gland, but people who have had their thyroid removed do not need calcitonin to remain normal. Read more...

How does a lack of parathyroid hormone cause hypocalcemia?

Calcium from bones. Most of the calcium in your body is in your bones. Parathyroid hormone releases ca from your bones to maintain a constant blood level. With most hormone deficiencies, we give back the missing hormone (eg. Diabetes, insulin). But PTH is not available as a treatment. So hypopara is treated with vit d, ca, and other meds. It is hard to regulate, and you need a doc experienced with this. Read more...

My cousin has low vitamin d, high calcium levels, but has normal parathyroid hormone levels. What could cause this? Doesn't make sense to me.

many possiblities. While hyperparathyroidism is by far the most common cause of elevated serum calcium, there are many other possible causes. Hopefully your cousin does not have cancer, the next most common cause, but there are still many other possibilities. It is important for your cousin to see a good doctor to find the cause. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes. Read more...

What's the function of parathyroid hormone?

Maintains blood cal. The main function of parathyroid hormone is to maintain a normal blood calcium level. It does this by released calcium from bones, reabsorbing claium in the kidneys and stimulating clacium absorption from the intestine. Read more...

Parathyroid hormone is an important hormone. Why?

It controls calcium . Metabolism of calcium in blood and bones to keep cells and bones healthy. Read more...
Blood calcium. Parathyroid hormone is critical for maintaining a normal blood calcium level through its actions on bone, kidney and indirectly on the intestine. Absence of the hormone causes a marked lowering of blood calcium and a variety of symptoms. Read more...

What does hypersecretion of parathyroid hormone result in?

High blood calcium. Too much PTH causes the blood calcium to rise to higher than normal and this can lead to kidney stones, thinning of your bones as well as a number of other disorders such as depression and even memory problems. Read more...
High calcium. Hypersecretion of parathyroid hormone causes elevation of blood calcium and that will cause elevation of urine calcium which may lead to kidney stones and bone pain. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: parathyroid hormone?

A hormone. Parathormone or parathyrin, is secreted by the chief cells of the parathyroid gland. It acts to increase the concentration of calcium (ca2+) in the blood. Read more...
PTH. Parathyroid hormone is the hormone released by the parathyroid glands which are four pea-sized glands located behind your thyroid. This hormone is responsible for your balance of calcium. Some patient will have too much parathyroid hormone which results in high calcium levels as well as other symptoms. Read more...