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Can sick parathyroids be fixed?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Yes
Depends on what the problem is but the most common problem is overproduction of parathyroid hormone due to a growth.
There are treatment options. Surgery will typically cure it. Otherwise, a pill can be used to control it if surgery is not an option. You can also inject alcohol into the gland to "ablate" it (not commonly done).

In brief: Yes
Depends on what the problem is but the most common problem is overproduction of parathyroid hormone due to a growth.
There are treatment options. Surgery will typically cure it. Otherwise, a pill can be used to control it if surgery is not an option. You can also inject alcohol into the gland to "ablate" it (not commonly done).
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Parathyroid surgery today is basically bandaid surgery, not as bad as a dentist visit, and should be offered to any candidate.
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