Hyperparathyroidism is characterized by an excess secretion of the parathyroid hormone by one or more parathyroid glands. This leads to high levels of calcium in the blood. Hyperparathyroidism can be caused due to the enlargement of two or more parathyroid glands or noncancerous (benign) growth (adenoma) on the gland. Symptoms take longer to show, but the common ones are bone pain, chronic fatigue, osteoporosis, kidney stones, and hypertension. Treatment involves medications to improve bone health and normal body function and growth or surgery to remove the parathyroid glands (parathyroidectomy).
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Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 71 years old. She started having joint and bone pain. She has osteoporosis and she recently took retest last year. Her doctor did some blood tests and then sent her to see both an endocrinologist and a rheumatologist. He thinks it is hyperparathyroid. The rheumatologi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Joint pain, bone pain and osteoporosis are very frequently seen in hyperparathyroidism. But the very essential component in the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism is serum parathormone (PTH) levels which need to be elevated. It can be normal in the case of secondary hyper... Read Full »