Common "Parathyroid Hormone" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

Parathyroid Hormone

Parathyroid hormone is secreted by the parathyroid glands, located near the thyroid gland in the neck. It is important for the regulation of calcium in the body by acting through the kidney, bones, and intestine. Increased secretion of parathyroid hormone causes an increase in the level of calcium, and it results in primary hyperparathyroidism. Secondary hyperparathyroidism occurs due to a low level of blood calcium and vitamin D deficiency.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I am receiving Prolia injections, and my PTH is elevated. Are these related?

Query: Hi doctor,I am currently receiving Prolia injections. I received my first shot six months ago and my second shot five days ago. My question is regarding PTH blood results. My PTH eight months ago was 76 pg/mL. Last month it was 169 pg/mL. I was wondering if the Prolia injection can cause it to eleva...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, Denosumab can increase parathyroid levels, especially if there is kidney impairment. That is also in the first few months of Denosumab treatment. May I know why you are taking Denosumab? When were you diagnosed with FHH (familial hypocalciu...  Read Full »

Will estrogen deficiency raise calcium levels in urine?

Query: Hi doctor, Five years ago, I had a hysterectomy for early stage node negative breast cancer. I am 49 years old. Currently, I am on Arimidex. My prognosis was 4 percent risk of recurrence. Since my surgery, my calcium levels are at 9.7 to 10.2 and albumin are 4.7-5.0. Four years ago, a routine CT sca...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, your 24-hour urine result shows increased calcium. The normal level is up to 300, and yours is 452. As per my opinion, it is not severely raised. I will grade it as mild to moderate...  Read Full »

How does hyperparathyroidism affect calcium levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. I have had a complex problem for six years, and I have written out my situation as a whole. I have diabetes, raised D-dimer, high blood calcium due to hyperparathyroidism, osteopenia, arrhythmia, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, diffuse body pain, sle...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your statement, you have the following issues, 1) Hypertension. 2) Osteopenia. 3) High calcium is possibly due to hyperparathyroidism. 4) Dyslipidemia. 5) Diabetes. 6) History of H.Pylori infection. And you do not seem to take any medicine ...  Read Full »

Is breast cancer common in breastfeeding mother?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old mother of two kids. I am nursing my 10 months old baby. I am in a dilemma. Last December, due to a chronic sore throat, my family doctor asked me to do thyroid ultrasound. There was nothing abnormal with my thyroid, however, they made me do a CT scan as well with con...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hyperparathyroidism. They will find out all causes of hyperparathyroidism. Since they cannot find any cause for hyperparathyroidism they will search for everything and rule out everythi...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for hyperparathyroid condition?

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 »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

My symptoms are suggestive of parathyroid disorder. Kindly explain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, with 5'4" in height and 341 lbs in weight. I suspect I may have a parathyroid disorder. About two years ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Doctor did blood work and also told me Vitamin D was very low. He prescribed high dose Vitamin D. I suffered from my first batt...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello. Welcome to Your symptoms of fibromyalgia can be explained by vitamin D deficiency. Now why vitamin D deficiency is there has to be evaluated. There are many causes of vitamin D deficiency, and yes, hyperparathyroidism is one of the reason. But the prevalence of hyperparathyroidis...  Read Full »

I am suffering from weakness six years after menopause. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been in menopause for 6 years now. Over three months I have been having bouts of weakness in shoulders, arms and sides of stomach. I feel very weak and strange. I do not feel dizzy. Sometimes it starts with a hot flash. Or else I will stay awake with this terrible feeling and will ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details provided by you. All investigations are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity) such as hemoglobin levels, non-diabetic, with normal resting EKG. So, these are not issue in your case. However, the following are the possibili...  Read Full »

How can osteoporosis be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, Hope, you are all doing well. I would like to ask a question about my parents. My father is a retired doctor and he exactly knows what is the problem with him and with my mother. So, they have osteoporosis - spinal osteoporosis in my father (63 years old) and knee osteoporosis in m...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your parents have been suffering from osteoporosis for the last two years. Your father is a diagnosed case of spinal osteoporosis and your mother, a case of knee osteoporosis. At first, make sure that they get...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.