What Is the Normal Range for a PTH Blood Test?

The normal range for a parathyroid hormone (PTH) blood test is 14 to 65 pg/mL. To better understand what defines a normal range for a PTH blood test, let’s examine PTH testing in detail. Why Is a PTH Test Performed? A PTH test is used to measure the PTH level in...
With Hyperparathyroidism Comes Osteoporosis

With Hyperparathyroidism Comes Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is common in parathyroid disease patients. To understand why, let’s answer questions about the link between hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and osteoporosis. How Are Bones Made? The link between HPT and osteoporosis can be traced to how bones are made and...
I Need Parathyroid Surgery—What’s Next?

I Need Parathyroid Surgery—What’s Next?

Parathyroid gland surgery can seem scary and feel intimidating, but help is available. At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles, Babak Larian, MD, FACS, provides patients with the best parathyroid treatments. To determine which treatment is...
Can Hyperparathyroidism Be Cured Naturally?

Can Hyperparathyroidism Be Cured Naturally?

Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) cannot be cured naturally. This is because HPT can be attributed to a set of genetic mutations that results in the abnormal parathyroid gland thinking that a higher calcium level is appropriate for the body (almost like changing the...
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