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What happens when your parathyroid hormone shuts off completely?

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In brief: Cardiac arrhythmia

While this is most unlikely, parathyroid hormone is one of the major controls of calcium metabolism and homeostasis.
But, vitamin d and calcitonin are also involved. Therefore, even if all of your parathyroid glands are removed, you would develop symptoms over a short time--which the other mechanisms try to compensate. But, short answer: you get a cardiac arrhythmia and could die.

In brief: Cardiac arrhythmia

While this is most unlikely, parathyroid hormone is one of the major controls of calcium metabolism and homeostasis.
But, vitamin d and calcitonin are also involved. Therefore, even if all of your parathyroid glands are removed, you would develop symptoms over a short time--which the other mechanisms try to compensate. But, short answer: you get a cardiac arrhythmia and could die.
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