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How are parathyroid disorders treated?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
11 doctors agree

In brief: Many

If it's hyperparathyroidism, the best treatment is surgery.
Medications and possibly alcohol injection can be used but these are inferior to surgery and only considered when surgery is refused or contraindicated. If it's hypoparathyroidism, the treatment is calcium and vitamin d (both inactive and active) replacement.

In brief: Many

If it's hyperparathyroidism, the best treatment is surgery.
Medications and possibly alcohol injection can be used but these are inferior to surgery and only considered when surgery is refused or contraindicated. If it's hypoparathyroidism, the treatment is calcium and vitamin d (both inactive and active) replacement.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

Most patients undergo surgery.
Some have vit d correction first in case the PTH is up just for that reason. Patients who are too sick for surgery of with kidney disease are sometimes treated with a PTH antagonist drug cinacalcet.

In brief: Surgery

Most patients undergo surgery.
Some have vit d correction first in case the PTH is up just for that reason. Patients who are too sick for surgery of with kidney disease are sometimes treated with a PTH antagonist drug cinacalcet.
Dr. Peter Mowschenson
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery

In brief: Most common

The most common parathyroid disease is primary hyperparathyroidism, in which one or more of the four glands becomes over active leading to high blood calcium.
The only cure for this is surgical removal of the parathyroid gland(s).

In brief: Most common

The most common parathyroid disease is primary hyperparathyroidism, in which one or more of the four glands becomes over active leading to high blood calcium.
The only cure for this is surgical removal of the parathyroid gland(s).
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
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