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Who gets parathyroid disease?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Anybody

There are a few hereditary causes of parathyroid disease which can increase your risk above the general population but generally speaking, parathyroid disease can occur in anyone and at any age, although the average is around 60 years of age.

In brief: Anybody

There are a few hereditary causes of parathyroid disease which can increase your risk above the general population but generally speaking, parathyroid disease can occur in anyone and at any age, although the average is around 60 years of age.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Like most endocrine diseases, parathyroid disease is most common in women.
It may have hereditary factors. But most patients with hyperrparathyroidism do not have any obvious risk factors. Note: dialysis patients have their own type of parathyroid issues related to lack of renal function, etc.

In brief: Common

Like most endocrine diseases, parathyroid disease is most common in women.
It may have hereditary factors. But most patients with hyperrparathyroidism do not have any obvious risk factors. Note: dialysis patients have their own type of parathyroid issues related to lack of renal function, etc.
Dr. Richard Orr
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