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Can you tell me about the secondary hyperparathyroidism pathology?
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
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In brief: It's complicated
Let's start with primary hyperparathyroidism, which is high PTH hormone levels due to a problem with the gland itself, for example from a tumor, an adenoma.
Secondary hyperpth is when PTH levels go up because of a problem outside the gland, such as low calcium or low vitamin d levels. Think of it as working overtime to accomplish its function, to raise calcium levels, when it's not happening.

In brief: It's complicated
Let's start with primary hyperparathyroidism, which is high PTH hormone levels due to a problem with the gland itself, for example from a tumor, an adenoma.
Secondary hyperpth is when PTH levels go up because of a problem outside the gland, such as low calcium or low vitamin d levels. Think of it as working overtime to accomplish its function, to raise calcium levels, when it's not happening.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: Secondary to other
secondary to conditions like Chronic Renal Failure.
due to response of Parathyroid to low Calcium level.Failing Kidneys do not convert vItD to active form.Kidneys do not excrete Phosphate adequately.When this happens Calcium PHOSPHATE FORMS IN BODY AND removes calcium from the circulation/It causes Hypocalcemia and that causes Parathyroid to produce more hormone Other causesviD does not get absorp

In brief: Secondary to other
secondary to conditions like Chronic Renal Failure.
due to response of Parathyroid to low Calcium level.Failing Kidneys do not convert vItD to active form.Kidneys do not excrete Phosphate adequately.When this happens Calcium PHOSPHATE FORMS IN BODY AND removes calcium from the circulation/It causes Hypocalcemia and that causes Parathyroid to produce more hormone Other causesviD does not get absorp
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
In brief: Hyperparathyroidism
The parathyroid glands help control calcium use and removal by the body.
They do this by producing parathyroid hormone, or pth. Pth helps control calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin d levels within the blood and bone. When calcium levels are too low, the body responds by increasing production of parathyroid hormone. This increase in parathyroid hormone causes more calcium to be taken from the bone.

In brief: Hyperparathyroidism
The parathyroid glands help control calcium use and removal by the body.
They do this by producing parathyroid hormone, or pth. Pth helps control calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin d levels within the blood and bone. When calcium levels are too low, the body responds by increasing production of parathyroid hormone. This increase in parathyroid hormone causes more calcium to be taken from the bone.
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