In medicine (endocrinology), hyperparathyroidism is overactivity of the parathyroid glands and excess production of parathyroid hormone (PTH). Consequences are weakness of bone tissue (predisposing for fracture) and hypercalcemia (high calcium levels).


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Hyperparathyroidism Symptoms

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... A majority of people with hyperparathyroidism have no signs or symptoms. In those who do, the symptoms frequently come on slowly and are usually subtle, such as a feeling of weakness or fatigue, or va...
Source: MayoClinic

... Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body, best known for its role in keeping your teeth and bones healthy. But calcium also helps your blood clot, aids in the transmission of signals in nerve...
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Hyperparathyroidism Treatment

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... Having too much parathyroid hormone can lead to several serious complications, including: Osteoporosis. Hyperparathyroidism poses a long-term threat to your bones — the more parathyroid hormone ...
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... Treatments for hyperparathyroidism, which can range from watchful waiting to surgery, depend on several factors, including the type of hyperparathyroidism you have and whether you''re experiencing any...
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Hyperparathyroidism Other

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... Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disorder of the parathyroid glands. Most people with this disorder have one or more enlarged, overactive parathyroid glands that secrete too much parathyroid hormone. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

... You have four small parathyroid glands, one located on each of the corners of another gland, the thyroid, which is located at the base of your neck. In spite of the similarity in name and location, th...
Source: MayoClinic