Hyperparathyroidism Treatment

What Is Hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroidism is a condition that results as an excess of parathyroid hormone is present in the bloodstream. This excess hormone arises due to the overactivity of one of the body’s four parathyroid glands. Located in the neck, the parathyroid glands generally have an oval shape and are similar in size to a grain of rice. The parathyroid glands are responsible for producing the parathyroid hormone, which regulates the amount of calcium in the bloodstream and tissues that rely on calcium for effective functioning.

Most often hyperparathyroidism is diagnosed prior to the development of symptoms. Typically when symptoms of hyperparathyroidism do occur, the symptoms presented are the result of damage or dysfunction in the affected organs and tissues. Symptoms of hyperparathyroidism range in severity but commonly include fragile bones, kidney stones, excessive urination, abdominal pain, weakness, fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, bone and joint pain, frequent illness and gastrointestinal issues.

The underlying cause of hyperparathyroidism is the overproduction of parathyroid hormone. The parathyroid gland maintains the proper level of calcium and phosphorus in the body by secreting different amounts of the parathyroid hormone depending on need. If this production and release is disrupted hyperparathyroidism is often the result. Hyperparathyroidism is generally considered the result of an issue with the gland itself or the result of a comorbid disease that affects the gland’s function.

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