Hyperparathyroidism, primary

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Hyperparathyroidism, primary

Hyperparathyroidism is an endocrine disorder in which the parathyroid glands in the neck produce too much parathyroid hormone (PTH).  Signs and symptoms are often mild and nonspecific, such as a feeling of weakness and fatigue, depression, or aches and pains. With more severe disease, a person may have a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, confusion or impaired thinking and memory, and increased thirst and urination. Patients may have thinning of the bones without symptoms, but with risk of fractures. There are two main types of hyperparathyroidism: primary hyperparathyroidism and secondary hyperparathyroidism. Surgery to remove the parathyroid gland(s) is the main treatment for the disorder. Some patients with mild disease do not require treatment.
 

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Hypoparathyroidism UK

Working to improve the lives of people with hypoparathyroidism and other parathyroid conditions.

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2013

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Hypoparathyroidism UK

Working to improve the lives of people with hypoparathyroidism and other parathyroid conditions.

http://www.hpth.org.uk

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2013

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Denosumab in Primary Hyperparathyroidism
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Hyperparathyroidism

 

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013

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Vitamin D Repletion in Primary Hyperparathyroidism
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Hyperparathyroidism; Vitamin D Deficiency

 

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2014

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Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT): Early Effect of Vitamin D
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Hyperparathyroidism; Hypercalcemia; Vitamin D Deficiency; Osteoporosis; Osteopenia

 

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2011

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