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How does a lack of parathyroid hormone cause hypocalcemia?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Calcium from bones

Most of the calcium in your body is in your bones.
Parathyroid hormone releases ca from your bones to maintain a constant blood level. With most hormone deficiencies, we give back the missing hormone (eg. Diabetes, insulin). But PTH is not available as a treatment. So hypopara is treated with vit d, ca, and other meds. It is hard to regulate, and you need a doc experienced with this.

In brief: Calcium from bones

Most of the calcium in your body is in your bones.
Parathyroid hormone releases ca from your bones to maintain a constant blood level. With most hormone deficiencies, we give back the missing hormone (eg. Diabetes, insulin). But PTH is not available as a treatment. So hypopara is treated with vit d, ca, and other meds. It is hard to regulate, and you need a doc experienced with this.
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